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    Watermelon is racists.......

    I want to put this in jokes- but it ain't funny...at all.

    New Fireman gets fired for bringing a watermelon to work as a welcome gift.............

    http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/20...atermelon.html
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    Honestly, I'm far from being politically correct. If you are a white dude going to work on the first day and your fellow firefighters are 90% black, you don't bring a watermelon as a gift. He is lucky they didn't set him afire!
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    I have never considered a watermelon as a racist symbol. If that were the case why aren't they trying to stop them from being sold in stores? It's more of a stereotype than anything else. I know folks of various races and genders that
    love watermelon. Can't get enough of it. Me, on the other hand, am not a big fan. It's ok, but I could go the rest of my life without another bite. Anyhow, maybe this guy really digs watermelon and wanted to
    share his passion with his new co-workers. If they were that offended then I would not want to work with them anyhow. They could have made a few jokes about it while they were eating. Later on they could have gotten together and
    bought the new guy a good "honky" gift. Anyway, we are in a sad sad state with little light at the end of the tunnel.
    To quote a line from an episode of "Last Man Standing" that was on the other night: "We should be less concerned about who we offend and more on who we inspire." I like that.
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    Bad choice of gifts, but at least he found out early that he'd have had a nightmare of a job with all the tippy toeing he'd have to do every day for the rest of his career. I would not want to have to work under those conditions.
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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchr View Post
    Bad choice of gifts, but at least he found out early that he'd have had a nightmare of a job with all the tippy toeing he'd have to do every day for the rest of his career. I would not want to have to work under those conditions.
    Truth. That would be torture. The owner and GM of the shop I manage are both black. Sometimes we laugh about it when we go get chicken and grape soda for lunch.

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    I'm sorry, but what a bunch of whiny girly-men. I guess they are no longer capable of thinking for themselves and being influenced by a bunch of sissies. SHEEESH!!! Maybe he grew watermelons in his garden and wanted to share the bounty. Get over your whiny-butt selves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guns4me View Post
    I'm sorry, but what a bunch of whiny girly-men. I guess they are no longer capable of thinking for themselves and being influenced by a bunch of sissies. SHEEESH!!! Maybe he grew watermelons in his garden and wanted to share the bounty. Get over your whiny-butt selves.
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    Sounds like the captain is the sort that lets the "inmates run the prison". IMO, none of the ones that complained would be suitable for promotion because their own racism would cloud their judgment.
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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    I’m still offended when my Asian boss wants to take me to Cracker Barrel to buy me dinner.

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    ^^^

    I'm gonna remember that one...
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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    I wonder what this group takes to the annual fireman's picnic. I sure hope it's not watermelon and fried chicken.

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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    Wow....what a dummie. Me myself would have brought in ribs, or fried chicken with some collard greens on the side or something


    ...............................wait.....that would be bad too

    But seriously, I don't see anything wrong with watermelon, everyone likes watermelon, even Mexicans. Hell my wife buys 2 a week and they last about a hour after we get it home!!

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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    No way, if RC brought his award winning smoked ribs to this firehouse they would promote me to captain.
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    Re: Watermelon is racists.......

    Being offended over just a watermelon is pretty sensitive. Now had he accompanied it with fried chicken, waffles and grape soda.....

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