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    Kayleigh
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    Lattemom, I “get it”; I just disagree with you. I don’t care how bad his language was.

    Now someone is standing on the unemployement line, without the medical insurance he likely needs to seek help for what may be anger management issues or a chemical imbalance.

    How about teaching children to control themselves and not others? That will serve them better than freaking out over the “f” word.

    #614041

    Wes
    Member

    Eric, I completely agree with you that we all have a choice in our actions, but would you say that what we hear, see or read influences how we make our choices?

    #614042

    Bonnie
    Participant

    Well, I don’t believe people should be using that kind of language, especially around children (but it sounds like no children were there???) but I wouldn’t feel good about getting somebody fired. You don’t know what is going on in his life.

    I just can’t believe that they would fire someone ON THE SPOT like that. Maybe he was a problem worker…we don’t know.

    #614043

    Anonymous
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    #614044

    Erik
    Participant

    Wes –

    Of course we can and sometimes will be swayed in our thinking by what we hear, read, see. But individually we all have to run this information through our own contextual filters to see if it’s something we want to influence our lives. Just because so and so says I must believe such and such doesn’t necessarily mean I will. I’m quite skeptical by nature and will want to do my own due diligence. It doesn’t mean that what the other person told me is wrong, I just haven’t bought into it yet. I guess that’s why we love having discourse on this forum…lol.

    #614045

    WSMom
    Member

    Hey there Lattemom:

    Reading this thread made for an interesting morning. I’d like to suggest that you re-read what you have written and consider the “tone” of your voice. Your first message did sound to me like you were proud of the fact that you got the disturbed man “fired on the spot”! Perhaps that wasn’t your intended message, but your later writings dug the hole you started yet deeper. Loosing a job is huge; no insurance, can’t pay the bills…it’s something we universally worry about. I’m sure you generally feel compassion for the person experiencing this, it just didn’t come through in your writing.

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    Anonymous
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    #614047

    Anonymous
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    #614048

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Lattemom- you keep explaining that you yelled back “nice language” as if that was asking him to stop when in fact you were contributing to his rage. If you felt so strongly about reporting him, just do that instead of inciting him further. Or if you really wished for him to just stop, how about a sincere “are you OK?” That usually jars people out of there trance and maybe you would of genuinely made him reflect on what he was doing. By the title and contents of your first post, what I’m hearing is the hall monitor tattling and hoping we’ll all somehow be proud. Now we’ve got one pissed off dude out there somewhere. I’m worried about who he’s going to take it out on now. Protecting invisible children might be making one at home less safe. That doesn’t mean we should tolerate a free for all in society, but you seem to be more concerned about being right than actually making a difference.

    #614049

    Kayleigh
    Member

    Lattemom, that’s an interesting, derisive (presumptuous and wrong, also) stereotype of people who swear. Would you like me to offer an equally derisive and presumptuous stereotype of stay-at-home moms?

    #614050

    flipjack
    Participant

    We tend to attract what we tend to focus on.

    #614051

    Franci
    Participant

    Lattemom – I’ve been following this conversation since yesterday. I’ve waited to see how things played out before posting, but I have to say that reading your posts yesterday afternoon, I felt a lot of angry energy coming from you in those posts, simply because people were expressing their own opinions, which don’t happen to be in agreement with yours.

    It sounds like this guy was having a really bad day, made some unfortunate choices, maybe he did or did not deserve what he got, I don’t feel like I’m in a position to make that judgement.

    I do believe that in any given moment people are doing the best they can, and if that was the best he could do in that moment then he was obviously hurting in some way and was in need of compassion from those around him. I completely agree with JT that expressing concern for someone instead of judging them could have brought a completely different outcome.

    #614052

    JimmyG
    Member

    A lot of response to this since I left yesterday afternoon.

    I’ve got two words that all of us should keep in mind: “Personal Responsibility. Especially for the now-fired worker and Lattemom.

    Lattemom keeps telling us she didn’t fire the guy, as if this makes it not of her doing. Yet it was only at your impetus (your initial complaint) that he was fired. Yes the worker chose to use foul language, he’s an adult and now he’s paid a very high price for using swear words.

    I’m still waiting though for lattemom (or anyone) to link me to any study which shows the permanent negative effects to a child of hearing swear words from a stranger. Even though that’s not what happened in this case. I also find it interesting how diligent lattemom has been in posting after posting in order to justify her stand.

    What’s that saying about protesting too much?

    #614053

    WSB
    Keymaster

    FYI all – I am closing this topic at the request of the user who initiated it. The user also has requested that the content of their posts be deleted, which is a request we as editors can grant but do not guarantee to anyone; I have chosen not to delete the entire topic as there has been a lot of participation. Obviously if anyone else wants to continue a discussion on this general concept they are welcome to open a new topic. Sorry and thanks. We will be writing a separate forum policy (our comments policy is on the second half of the “about” page linked from the top navigation) as soon as possible and also posting it here so everyone is clear.

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