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  •  Fire Families... (7+ / 0-)

    Just showed this to my husband who retired as a FF Paramedic 2 years ago, my brother last year.  He said "now you know why my back still hurts!"
    He recently took the FF sticker off his car, and never wears any FF shirts or hats anymore.  He was getting so many snide remarks about retiring and not deserving it, he just doesn't want to hear it anymore.  
    By the by...our last name is DeSoto so he got a lot of teasing from the people who liked the old Emergency show!

    "I'm Grandma-delicious because his mom is so nutritious..."

    by NapaJulie on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:54:02 PM PDT

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    •  It's the weirdest thing (6+ / 0-)
      He was getting so many snide remarks about retiring and not deserving it, he just doesn't want to hear it anymore.
      People treat us like dirt, while at the same time telling us how nobody would ever treat us badly, because they all love us so much.  Honestly I don't even know how to respond to it anymore.  A lot of them will straight out tell you society needs to take the respect down a notch.
      •  i, too, am a public employee (1+ / 0-)
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        Xavier Onassis EMTP

        i get it, believe me, i get it.

        only, since i'm not in public service as fire or cop, people don't "love" us.

        therefore, we're just treated like dirt...period.

        "If I can't change the world, I'll change the world within my reach" - Catie Curtis & Mark Erelli

        by Heather in SFBay on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 02:15:11 PM PDT

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