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    So I am the bad guy???
     
    At the friendly little family restaurant I have worked at for the past 29 years. If you are kitchen staff and you have a hang nail or some other grievous injury. I am the friendly face you speak to scheduling your much needed time off to heal. Last evening in the middle of the supper rush one of my dishwashers could not carry on. Was in too much pain." Why" I ask? Early in the morning, 3 a.m. he fell of his bicycle. "Why were you riding your bicycle at 3 a.m." I ask. "I was going to the 24 hour gas station to get cigarettes for my girl friend" he replies. "If she wants cigarettes that badly why doesn't she go get them herself?". I ask. "Because she is 7 months pregnant" he tells me. Now this blessed example of humanity already has 2 kids from 2 other guys. I know her personally. I know her Dad. She lives in a government subsidized apartment and the boyfriend, my dishwasher lives with her under the table so they don't loose the welfare apartment. So all the co-workers are all "Oooh poor feller" And "Let me lift that for you" And I, pondering all the information I have and all the back stories I know Say...... "You Stupid S.O.B. Why the Hell were you riding a bicycle down a dark road in the middle of the night to get cigarettes for your pregnant girlfriend in the first place? Don't you have any parenting responsibility? We all pay for your girlfriend and her kids and her lazy ass and your letting her smoke so we all have to pay even more for the kids healthcare when it is born addicted to nicotine! People like you make me sick! If you don't want to work don't let the door hit you on the way out because I have a list right here a dozen names long of people who actually want to work!" Now suck it up or punch out!"
     
     
    And I am the bad guy???????
    here I am just giving loving fatherly advice, and the room thought I was the bad guy?
     
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    Bravo, Ken!
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    You da Man. I got your back. I don't sympathise with lazy, or stupid people either. As an ex smoker, I really hate smoking, and the smell of it. Pregnant and smoking on tax payers ride... instead of tapping trees for liquid gold he's tapping that?? I better stop here before I get started and regret my typing thoughts.
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    Right on Ken !!
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    You're my hero.
    I didn't know y'all had those types in Vermont. When you get all of them straightened out we've got herds of 'em in SW Georgia you can lecture.
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    Congratulations Ken for having to guts to say what is right. That is probably the first "fatherly" advise this kid has had in a long time.
    Did he stay or punch out?
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    way to go! If you run for office, I'll vote for you!

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    Drop a dime to the welfare office that he is leeching off the g'friend.

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    Ken Bora for POTUS! Taking responsibility for your life-what a unique concept.
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    I like it!!
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