15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) May 6, 2020 10:12 AM|
15 mins of fame- OT (by Still Learning [NH]) May 6, 2020 10:20 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by RB [MI]) May 6, 2020 10:23 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Smokowna [MD]) May 6, 2020 10:25 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by plenty [MO]) May 6, 2020 10:46 AM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by MC [PA]) May 6, 2020 11:06 AM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by Susan [OH]) May 6, 2020 11:26 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) May 6, 2020 11:47 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Susan [OH]) May 6, 2020 11:48 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Live The Dream [AZ]) May 6, 2020 11:56 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Ken [NY]) May 6, 2020 11:56 AM
15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) May 6, 2020 12:09 PM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by DJ [VA]) May 6, 2020 12:50 PM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Barbara [VA]) May 6, 2020 1:04 PM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by myob [GA]) May 6, 2020 3:55 PM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Busy [WI]) May 6, 2020 4:21 PM
15 mins of fame- OT (by S i d [MO]) May 6, 2020 4:59 PM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by AllyM [NJ]) May 6, 2020 9:29 PM
15 mins of fame- OT (by Busy [WI]) May 6, 2020 11:00 PM
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15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:12 AM
I've been saying since the beginning that Covid divides. I believe that it's dividing on new fronts as well as deeping established divisions.
There's a new warm and fuzzy slogan out now. "Heroes Work Here". I'm sorry, but when I drive through Dunkin Donuts and see that sign, I hang my head in shame for America.
If they are heroes, then we're all heroes and heroes are also out of work.
I think this falls under the umbrella of "everybody gets a trophy". It's soft and perpetuates soft thinking.
I think we are going to see already strong people get stronger and naturally weak people become completely pathetic.
Maybe it's just me, but it's just becoming ridiculous.
15 mins of fame- OT (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:20 AM
I imagine that is managements effort to recognize employees --107.77.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:23 AM
Kinda like receiving a (written) message from a
third grade teacher. --184.53.x.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:25 AM
I must first mention that I have no incoming first hand news source. I know little to nothing about what is going on out in the world. My observations are a daily count of the cars around me as I go to my work(s). I do hear people making comments and from those comments I pick up on some details.
It will be good fun seeing more people adapt to being tougher.
I would not call the DD people heroes. Krispy Kreme, well yes of coarse.
And whoever spins the shakes at Chicfila, well there is a special place in Heaven for those saints.
15 mins of fame- OT (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:46 AM
Yeap the Everyone Gets A Trophy generation is now the workforce. Smile, Get your donuts and keep goin --99.203.xx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 10:54 AM
Anyone who shows up to work these days is a hero, I guess. --50.82.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by MC [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:06 AM
When do I get my Hero Pay? I am still dealing with tenants and going to my PT essential job. MY FT is closed down for now. I am expected to go to work and actively participate. --73.230.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:21 AM
I agree, I think it’s an attempt to increase tip revenue. From what I see it’s working, people are falling for it. --174.196.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:25 AM
Time to make the donuts!
Every king(donut maker) has his day. --73.120.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:26 AM
I think those people ARE heroes-as are all the medical people who go to work everyday in the midst of the illness.
I sure as heck wouldn't want to go to work amidst the general public these days. Too scary and tiring. Wearing those masks for any length of time is BRUTAL. I have a physician friend who works at a VA hospital who said she wears an N-95 mask ALL DAY LONG. I don't see how she does it.
Let's see-sit home (safe) and collect unemployment or go out, wear a mask everyday, deal with the crabby public and collect the same amount of money (or less). Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Heroes? My vote is YES! --76.189.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:47 AM
No Susan, they are not heroes. --97.35.x.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:48 AM
Bless your heart, NE-you MUST be right!
15 mins of fame- OT (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:56 AM
Oh you softies. I was making donuts and opening the neighborhood donut shop when I was 11 and coffee was a dime. The cops and geezers would be lined up by 5 am. I was tgeir hero! :)
Cause the lady who owned the shop didn't want to get up at 3:30 am on weekends. And she paid me a whopping .35 cents an hour! LOL
Geeze my parents and employeer would be in jail for child abuse today. And maybe that's why people today can't make donuts or do anything else competently and kids need a computer to make change. --47.216.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:56 AM
I AM WITH NE,dunkin donuts employees are not heroes.If someone is scared of this they should just quit there job,not worth dying over.I think it is just the employer trying to get them some recognition which for the employer is better than paying them more. --104.229.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 12:09 PM
Susan, regarding this, I am right. Wearing a mask and dealing with crabby customers does not make you a hero. My grandfather used to shoot the enemies out of trees in the Philippines in World War II. The new definition of a hero is the perpetuating of softness that I'm talking about. If that is the current American idea of a hero, we are doomed. --174.198.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 12:40 PM
The same thing happens with the term Veteran. --73.120.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 12:50 PM
I agree that the label "Hero" has been way over-used, for a long time.
I always cringe when I see or hear it used to reference a deceased loved one, an athlete, anybody who just does the right thing and acts ethically, etc.
Save it for battle-wounded military, and firefighters who ran into a collapsing building and saved someone. I would even withhold it from the "everyday" firefighter / police / military who suit up every day but haven't been tested.
Don't get me wrong - I Respect them - a lot. But when "HERO" is used too much it is cheapened.
That's a good comparison to the everybody-gets-a-trophy generation. So many in our society today have never been expected to be responsible & work hard. It really is a concern (I believe) for the general well-being our entire society.
15 mins of fame- OT (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 1:04 PM
Yeah, I too am getting over the "hero" trend.
And I am about to ditch my mask as well. Except when at work as it is mandatory for me.
I would be willing to bet most of the population has been exposed to it by now.
And please allow me to vent on another issue...the people hanging out at home Depot and Lowes etc.claiming it's to early to go back to work. If your comfortable shopping in crowded stores your not afraid to go to work...just being lazy imho. --174.251.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 1:50 PM
I find not wearing a mask in a public place during a pandemic totally ridiculous --66.42.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by MassLL [MA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 2:05 PM
I agree that people in this society are getting way too entitled (even before this pandemic, I witnessed people verbal assaulting, even throwing things, at store and food workers. I don't understand why those people feel entitled to assault workers. And yes, I sometimes stood up for the worker. Public shaming works wonders.)
And people who take on the responsibility of risking their lives for others are heroic. On the other hand, as I (who have fire fighters who are close and beloved relatives) said once regarding 1st responders "if you don't like the terms and conditions of the job - don't take the job".
But store workers didn't take a job by which risking their lives for others is part. And no one can readily get another job now unless it's on the front lines, in the line of fire.
So doing that job is, for now, heroic. --173.76.xx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 2:14 PM
I agree with DJ. Hero is a bit of a stretch. Dedicated employee maybe. --216.186.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by bee [NH]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 2:43 PM
I see it's turned into yet another "who's right about COVID19" debate again.
I'm getting pretty sick of it. Can't you just agree that everyone is right, everyone gets a medal and everyone either goes back to work or doesn't go back to work? --98.229.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 3:32 PM
Going out to mow the lawn at the house where I have been attacked by swarm of wasps two of the six years I’ve owned this bugger. Fortunately tenants haven’t gotten attacked. But good golly, I want these wasps gone! The nest looked torn up this spring so maybe a skunk got them over winter. Here’s hoping.
Also got mugged at this unit once. That were no darn fun either.
I’m no hero, nor are the workers at the Taco Bell, McD’s or Panera, but I thank them heartily. And tell them I appreciate them giving me a break, and a smile.
Smokowna and DJ get a thumbs up. Now I want a lemon shake.....
Time to put the claw hammer in my belt loop ( defense against muggers) and get that lawn done. Thank goodness it’s too early for wasps. --172.58.xx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 3:43 PM
Busy, Why not use mace?
Is it a yellow jacket nest in the ground? Go after dark and spray a foam bee spay in the hole. Use a red light to see by. --73.120.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 3:55 PM
hero? I was in the service from 68 to 72. I did boot camp in great lakes- school in TN-- stationed in Norfolk for 3 years and 1 year at Virginia Beach (dam neck) For me when they say all the veterans stand up-- I just can't. I sat on my butt working on airplanes and sacrificed nothing. Got an education and learned how to put on a gas mask shoot a rifle while others died in Vietnam/Laos and Cambodia. When I hear veterans please stand up-- I can only clap for those who really served.
Every boss wants their employees to do more and better-- the hero sign is-- not my cup of tea. HARD WORKERS sounds good to me. Calling them hero's standing behind a plexiglass barrier and N95 mask on-- dilutes all the REAL HERO's. I like to be careful and know who the real heroes are.
I've worked every day with my guys-- EVERY DAY-- we've masked up (snorkled up) and gloved up and were very careful with customers and with individual employees.
Everyone who shows up to work is a hero? if you say that then what do you say to those who are risking -- truly risking themselves to save others-- you've taken their thunder.
I'm with live the dream-- we got ourselves some real cream puffs in the workforce. Had one employee a new guy (20) making 20.00 and hour cash-- we were to do roofing today at 7am. Had a pro group there but wanted my guys there for any decking work. at 930 he texts -- sorry sleep in-- turned my alarm off last night --- told him the dog ate my homework isn't going to work. send me your time your done. --99.103.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 4:21 PM
6X6, used wasp stay on the buggers like crazy the first time. No signs of the little dears for , oh, two-three years. Last August, I mowed over them, on the other side of the yard. So, either they had moved, or it was entirely new nest.
From now on, all of my yards are going to get wasp traps, baited with ‘sweet and meat’ starting about July, so I can check the traps see if any activity. After getting bitten last August, I put those wasp traps at every house. Each house got a few, but that yard had the most.
My husband has fun helping to spray the beasts. Last year, after I mowed over them, ( didn’t see them at all) and I got bit, I abandoned the mower and fled to my truck, mower still running. So, called hubby , said to needed him pronto. I stayed in the truck, watching for reactions, trying to remain calm. He shut off mower, then merrily sprayed and sprayed, and sprayed. And kept spraying. He was having fun. I finally got his attention and said, umm...think I need to go get in a cold bathtub now..... and since our house is close to a hospital,that wouldn’t be a bad idea to be home, just in case. 24 bites. Very glad I’m not allergic.....
Watching for these buggers this year. --172.58.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 4:59 PM
When everyone is a hero, no one is.
Heroes are, by definition, extraordinary. Everyone today is dealing with the fallout of coronavirus. Single moms who work 2 jobs and now have kids to home school. Police men who walk into a domestic violence situation not knowing if the house is infected or not. The garbage man who picks up trash at 1,000 houses. Everyone's got a point of impact; everyone has risks; everyone is dealing with those factors.
Anyway, I'm not here to argue, but I agree there are no heroes simply for dealing with the daily hassles of the coronavirus, just like there are no heroes in the everyday semi-dangerous tasks that are part of the work-a-day world.
Driving in LA traffic could be considered heroic by some standard, I suppose.
These days, I see the American flag flying half staff almost constantly, and I wonder "Who died?" Used to be when the flag flew half staff...you KNEW and probably everyone else did too.
That which we gain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. 3 months after the virus is over, the "heroes" will be forgotten.
The memory of real heroes outlives their life time. Sid's 2 cents. --107.216.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 5:43 PM
When he was 11, my Boy Scout water rescue trained brother swam out to a drowning, drunken, 250 lb. neighbor who lived next to us on the river. Brother didn't tell anyone - the neighbor did when he brought over a thank you gift. My brother was a hero.
My mom was in early at her law secretary job when she and a co-worker saw a mentally ill client threaten a lawyer with a gun outside the window in the parking lot. The other employee ran into an office and locked the door. Mom called the police and stood at the window giving the license number and car description, then told them an ambulance was needed, as the lawyer was just then shot (he survived). She was out in the lot before the client had gotten back in the car and driven off. My mom was a hero.
My dad volunteered for WWII when he was too young to draft, under a special program for the Navy in 1943, which was desperate for more sailors. He was usually in areas where the US had only just gotten control, and in danger from unexploded mines and hidden caches of ordinance in and near harbors. My dad was a hero.
Dunkin employees? I applaud the work ethic, but there is a large difference here.
15 mins of fame- OT (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 8:49 PM
Having worked with an organization the supports Gold Star families, I find it disrespectful to put someone who Gave their life for our country on the same plane as a Dunkin Donut's worker. I can't imagine what these families think when they see Hero casually used in our society today. --50.26.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 9:19 PM
Just remember the Dunkin Donut heroes and other retail types are the very same ones whose very first plan of action was to yell “EFF the Landlord!” while coordinating rent strikes. --50.107.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 9:29 PM
People are working in those places where they can more easily be infected because they want to support their families. To me, that is heroic. I think the woman who rang up my groceries this morning is a strong person. She has to keep working to pay her part of a house she lives in with her nephew and her nephew's girlfriend. It's the girlfriend's house. This nice little cashier does not drive. I don't know the rest of her story and I am sure she is over sixty. I don't know how she ended up in this very iffy rental from a nephew's girlfriend. She's a grumpy, complaining little soul and she told me today that the manager is tired of her complaining.
She is complaining because the big fat owner of the store is walking around with NO MASK, bellowing at people and getting in people's faces. I went to this store, double masked, at 7 AM which is a special time for seniors when the store is empty, only to see this big fat chidrool bellowing at people. I quickly moved away from the area where he was and got my stuff and got out of there. I had to go today because my dog is a little sick and I wanted a jar of baby food to see if I could get her to eat it. I got one and she did eat and is feeling better. Blood work comes back tomorrow. They found evidence that she has Lyme disease. Am I a hero for taking a risk to help my dog? Only to my dog. --173.61.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 6, 2020 11:00 PM
Prayers for your pup, AllyM. You are indeed a hero to your dog. Hope she is feeling better soon. --70.92.xxx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: May 7, 2020 8:01 AM
Call them what ever you want.......as long as I get a Boston Cream saved for me.
These are important jobs. They are absolutely not at the hero status. But I Do love my donuts - and if you have a dozen out - some of yours too (if you have Boston Creams). Ditch digging is also an important job too. I do hope people are not striving to reach that pinnacle in their career. But if they need an honest job - I would rather someone working there than getting a government hand out. For that they should be recognized with a heart felt thank you - and a request for extra napkins ....Boston Creams are messy --24.101.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 7, 2020 4:22 PM
Best wishes for the doggie Ally. --73.120.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by ROCKING BEAR [FL]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 8:45 AM
The dumbing down continues, Hero's what a joke, OH THE FRONTLINE...bla bla bla, YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE GIG AND TOOK AN OATH!!! Like marriage, for better or worse, hero's what a joke, the lady in texas telling that judge to stick it is a hero. --71.214.xx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 11:13 AM
The one that bothers me is GOAT everyone is the greatest.
If low level grocery store employees are not heroes we need a term for them, or at least acknowledge their service during the pandemic. They should receive hazard pay, perhaps. Yes they are doing their job, but it's in the context of inadequate ppe and exposure risk. There might not be a hot spot where you are but there is in NY and if all the delivery workers, etc stayed home things would be a lot worse for everyone. When the dust settles it will show that a high % of their population died. They will have died because they went to work and at a minimum that deserves your respect. --99.203.xx.xxx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 8:58 PM
As a good casrpenter and worked in construction for years and got up at 5am every morning,had a days work done when most people were just thinking of starting ,never thought of myself as a hero.Here in America,the word Hero is used a little too loosely as are a lot of other words.We were well paid for what we did.But not Heroes.........charlie......the American vocabulary may have to be revamped...................... --32.214.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 9:14 PM
And unlike Miss Alicia M,you won’t find me getting up that early anyway,even if I never am never going to eat another bite........charlie..........................!!!!! --32.214.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 9:22 PM
jKj,some people are gullible,............charlie.................? ?? ? --32.214.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 10, 2020 2:34 AM
My granddaughter is a Nurse down in Charlotte so I might say she is a Hero,but then again I may be a little prejudiced...........charlie --32.214.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 10, 2020 2:44 AM
Susan, wish I could collect unemployment,but I can’t I’m retired,They’re now getting more for unemployment than we did working,something is wrong !.......................... charlie --32.214.xxx.xx
15 mins of fame- OT (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: May 10, 2020 2:56 AM
LTD,I worked ,doing carpentry for 60 cents an hour,think I was being taken advantage off........................charlie..........probably was all I was worth at the time.............,,... ................ --32.214.xxx.xx