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Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station as a gift

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

Earlier this month, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters.

"It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he says. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts, but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in."

And Pattison, a probationary firefighter, decided to bring a watermelon wrapped in a pink ribbon. We're told some African-American firefighters were instantly offended, since 90 percent of the people who work at Engine 55 are black.



Just when you think you've heard it all.

wow

Not sure what really happened there, but if he did it with the intent to offend, he's a real piece of work and deserves to have been fired.

But if he innocently didn't know it might cause offense, I feel sorry for him...and for all of us who live in this zero-tolerance world where what you mean isn't relevant if what you do offends someone.




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: loam


edit on 10-10-2017 by seeker1963 because: already posted



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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What an idiot, everyone knows firefighters love beer! Where’s the fried chicken at?? We are a snowflake society now, God help us.....or should I say a higher power not to offend anyone



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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A "probie" bringing watermelon to the most racist city in the known universe. This is still Obama's America. Dum dum dum.



As if Detroit can afford to turn away firefighter recruits.

Behold, DEVILS NIGHT:





posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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Meanwhile how come we didn't go after real mass murderers like Henry Kissinger and others in our government? Here they are crying about a stupid fruit while mass murderers continue do their activities as usual.
edit on 10/10/2017 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: loam

Too late, loam:
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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: loam

Too late, loam:
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