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A Story of Respect for One Another
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Jimbob    Posted 02-23-2003 at 18:43:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was transfered to a picture tube (CRT) rebuilding plant in Arizona. It was a surprisingly small shop that needed expansion & upgrades. I was put in charge of everything. The shop accepted walk-in business as well. One day after most of the work was finished, a clean-cut hispanic walked in with his wife & two small children. He wanted his color TV picture tube rejuvenated as the red gun was a little low. He explained to me he wanted the TV to be 'right' as he sells items at the local flea market.
One of the plant part-time employees of middle age came forth and said in front of everyone- 'we do not serve your type'.
I was instantly inraged. To say this with such blatant disrespect to the man & his family present. I fired the bastar* and promptly fixed the TV.
That was 25 years ago.
Nuff said.


Cindi    Posted 02-24-2003 at 12:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't blame you a bit. Wrong behavior is wrong behavior. I'm trying to imagine what it must be like to be referred to as 'your type'. I've been referred to as 'you people' once and it pis*ed me off no end. And that from a doctor.


Red Dave    Posted 02-24-2003 at 06:58:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why do we so easily forget that we all are descended from ancestors that came here from somewhere else.
Even the so-called "native" americans' ancestors came here from somewhere else. They were just first (by about 10,000 years).


Tom A    Posted 02-24-2003 at 06:35:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jimbob:

That was the right thing to do and I honor you for it.

My mother was an immigrant, although most folks wouldn't know it as she speaks with a mid-Atlantic American accent. She was naturalized in 1951, and worked hard to lose her accent and become an American. She has worked her whole life, paid taxes, and now in her retirement does a lot of volunteer work.

She is as pro-American as anybody I know (in fact, she isn't even currently speaking to her sisters because of their government's current anti-U.S. bias.). I also have a coworker from another part of the world who recently became a naturalized citizen who is in the very same boat; more pro-American than just about anybody I know.

So I guess I have a hard time accepting the anti-immigrant bias I hear from some folks. I'd rather be around some recent immigrants than some Mayflower-immigrant-descendents.

Tom A


Fawteen - Good for you, Jimbob!    Posted 02-24-2003 at 06:06:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
That kind of stuff makes my blood boil.


Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-24-2003 at 12:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems we forget to help one another at times.We are all brothers and sisters and should help each other.Good for you to help them out that way.I would have fired him too!!


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