I Offended Someone By Wearing A Red Shirt

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    There just are no words

    That's exactly right - the PC crowd can't say a damn thing. Hoist by their own petard! :devil:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,573 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    See if HR will touch THIS:

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    My wife says: GO ZORBA
    Looking forward to seeing you at Jerry's
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,952 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Ask for the request from HR to not wear red on Friday in writing, along with the reasoning for said policy.

    If they won't put it in writing, then it does not need to be heeded.

    This. If they won't put it in writing, it means nothing.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,338 Senior Member
    "Put it in writing- - - - -and send a copy to my attorney!" Works better than Ex-Lax on a HR puke!
    jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • john9001john9001 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    You would be fired for creating a hostile workplace.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Well thru lunch no one word has been said to me about my RED shirt today. Guess the HR witch told the whiner that there was no violation of policy so it was out of her hands. I don't flaunt things or wave stuff in others faces but damn if I was going to let some snowflake/****/**** say a plain red shirt was offensive ... maybe I need to borrow Zorba's skirt but then with my ugly legs I'd offend good people also :tooth:
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    ... maybe I need to borrow Zorba's skirt but then with my ugly legs I'd offend good people also :tooth:

    That's what razors are for! :roll2:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,936 Senior Member
    Nurse at Cleans Dr office said I did not need a red shirt today, a Dallas Cowboy ball cap was just fine.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,936 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    See if HR will touch THIS:

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    Help us
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Help us

    Whatzamattah? Don't like Coca-Cola?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,936 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Whatzamattah? Don't like Coca-Cola?
    I went blind before I saw any coke
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I went blind before I saw any coke

    Didn't your daddy tell ya that playing with it causes blindness? :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,264 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Whatzamattah? Don't like Coca-Cola?

    Personally, I think the belt adds a nice flair to the whole package.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,655 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    See if HR will touch THIS:

    attachment.php?attachmentid=9839&d=1494172959

    Why would they say anything this is the world we live in.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    See if HR will touch THIS:

    attachment.php?attachmentid=9839&d=1494172959

    Under the right circumstances I would likely just see a guy in the hallway and not think anything else of it. Maybe I've lived in the city too long.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Why would they say anything this is the world we live in.

    True enough! Truth is stranger than fiction... :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • AzShooterAzShooter Member Posts: 31 Member
    I wear a red shirt every Friday.

    Today I went to the range for some needed practice. While waiting to get my table a man came up, shock my hand and said "thank you for your service".

    A few minutes later another guy, with Air Force hat and shirt came by and gave me a flag pin.

    I'm glad some people understand what the red shirt on Friday means.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    AzShooter wrote: »
    I wear a red shirt every Friday.

    Today I went to the range for some needed practice. While waiting to get my table a man came up, shock my hand and said "thank you for your service".

    A few minutes later another guy, with Air Force hat and shirt came by and gave me a flag pin.

    I'm glad some people understand what the red shirt on Friday means.

    This thread is the first time I've heard of the practice - from your post above, it sounds like its something for Vets *only*. Please edumacate me...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Zorba it's anyone who wants to show support ... I can't remember where I heard about it but I've been doing it for a couple years and started a bunch of people doing it along the way. Heck, this Friday 3 guys who work with me did it ... I'm hoping they do it regularly and not just to mess with the whiner who complained the HR about me. It's kinda like the Support Our Troops yellow ribbon thing ... those deployed may not see it first hand but it does get passed thru the military and the families to them.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,794 Senior Member
    Our town did it several yrs ago when the local NG unit was deployed. It faded away after they came back.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    That's good - I'll start doing it too. I just didn't want someone to mistake me for a vet when I'm not.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,338 Senior Member
    It's the same sort of display of respect those of us in the Patriot Guard Riders show to veterans. It's not necessary to be a vet, or even own a bike to show up at a PGR event and hold a flag at a vet's funeral, or ride escort to his/her final resting place. Lots of our members drive cars when the weather is inclement or the bike (or rider) happens to be disabled temporarily. With 1/2 of 1% of the population of America actually having current of prior military service, it's becoming less and less likely that those who serve get any recognition at all- - - -living or dead!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    ... the bike (or rider) happens to be disabled temporarily.
    Well, I figure you'd be an expert on this... :tooth: :jester:
    With 1/2 of 1% of the population of America actually having current or prior military service, it's becoming less and less likely that those who serve get any recognition at all- - - -living or dead!

    Wow, that's a mighty small number. Many of the guys I know - even in California - are vets, and I personally know 2 dance sisters who are as well (and know *of* more).
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,338 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Wow, that's a mighty small number.

    Here's what Gen. Petraeus had to say about it:


    A letter from General Petraeus About Our Military Today

    "Thanks to my fellow veterans: I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my admission letter. She wasn't crying because it had been her dream for me to go there. She was crying because she knew how hard I'd worked to get in, how much I wanted to attend, and how much I wanted to be an infantry officer. I was going to get that opportunity. That same day two of my teachers took me aside and essentially told me the following: “David, you're a smart guy. You don't have to join the military. You should go to college, instead.”

    I could easily write a theme defending West Point and the military as I did that day, explaining that USMA is an elite institution, that it is actually statistically much harder to enlist in the military than it is to get admitted to college, that serving the nation is a challenge that all able-bodied men should at least consider for a host of reasons, but I won't. What I will say is that when a 16 year-old kid is being told that attending West Point is going to be bad for his future, then there is a dangerous disconnect in America, and entirely too many Americans have no idea what kind of burdens our military is bearing.

    In World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four (4) years. During the Vietnam era, 4.3% served in twelve (12) years. Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population have served in the Global War on Terror. These are unbelievable statistics. Over time, fewer and fewer people have shouldered more and more of the burden, and it is only getting worse. Our troops were sent to war in Iraq by a Congress consisting of 10% veterans with only one person having a child in the military. Taxes did not increase to pay for the war. War bonds were not sold. Gas was not regulated. In fact, the average citizen was asked to sacrifice nothing, and has sacrificed nothing, unless they have chosen to out of the goodness of their hearts. The only people who have sacrificed are the veterans and their families. The volunteers. The people who swore an oath to defend this nation. You stand there, deployment after deployment and fight on. You've lost relationships, spent years of your lives in extreme conditions, years apart from kids you'll never get back, and beaten your body in a way that even professional athletes don't understand. Then you come home to a nation that doesn't understand. They don't understand suffering. They don't understand sacrifice. They don't understand why we fight for them.

    They don't understand that bad people exist. They look at you like you're a machine - like something is wrong with you. You are the misguided one -- not them. When you get out, you sit in the college classrooms with political science teachers that discount your opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan because YOU WERE THERE and can't understand the macro issues they gathered from books, because of your bias. You watch TV shows where every vet has PTSD and the violent strain at that. Your congress is debating your benefits, your retirement, and your pay, while they ask you to do more. But the amazing thing about you is that you all know this. You know your country will never pay back what you've given up.

    You know that the populace at large will never truly understand and appreciate what you have done for them. Hell, you know that in some circles, you will be thought as less than normal for having worn the uniform. But you do it anyway. You do what the greatest men and women of this country have done since 1775.YOU SERVED. Just that decision alone makes you part of an elite group. “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” --Winston Churchill

    Thank you to the 11.2% and 4.3% who have served and thanks to the 0.45% who continue to serve our Nation.



    General David Petraeus West Point Class 1974



    Jerry
    Part of the 4.3%, and proud of it!
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,300 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    They don't understand that bad people exist.

    And right there is the fundamental difference between a Liberal snowflake and everybody else.

    Nice essay, thanx for posting it. I learned something today.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,381 Senior Member
    Good read Teach, also part of that 4.3% and yes also proud of it.
    Have a grandson soon to be part of that 0.45%.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,338 Senior Member
    My grandson is finishing up a one-term hitch in the USMC in a few weeks. He says the PC bullsqueeze and the butt-kissing political top brass he's had to deal with makes a career a non-starter. That sounds very similar to the situation I faced in 1975 after two USAF enlistments.
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • DanoobieDanoobie Member Posts: 95 Member
    So, you've got some sneak, running around at work, who doesn't have the balls
    to confront you personally about an issue he finds offensive. So he weasels his
    way over to the HR office to let them do the heavy lifting, for him, anonymously,
    on a topic
    where he KNEW he would get no traction, if he confronted you head-on.

    If I were you, NCFUBAR, I'd try to remember who else was in the gown room
    with you, that day. Obviously, they never spent one day in the service.
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