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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:38

Firefighter Brings Watermelon to New Job, Gets Fired Immediately

Written by  Trey Sanchez

A newly hired firefighter was let go because he brought a watermelon topped with a pink bow into the firehouse as a friendly gesture. The problem was, most of his fellow firefighters were black and some saw it as racist.

Robert Pattison, 41, showed up at Engine 55 in Detroit bearing the gift of fruit as a way to introduce himself to the crew. Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty, who is black, said Pattison was following a tradition at the firehouse of bringing in gifts as the new guy.

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

Ninety percent of the firefighters at Engine 55 are black, according to Fox 2, which made the gift appear to be an odd choice.

"When you get your first detail at a firehouse you pretty much know what you are getting yourself into," said firefighter Patrick Trout, who is not black. "So you would have to say it was probably a bad call."

Fox 2 asked Chief McCarty, “Is it racially insensitive to bring a watermelon into a firehouse?"

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Last modified on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 22:43

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WAAA WAAA WAAA I be Bwack and the whole world be owing me everything!!!

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So does this mean if I buy a watermelon I better make sure I cover it so black shoppers don't see it or go through a checkout line with a black cashier? I just want to know what's racially expected of white folk now!

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I wonder who were the true racists in that firehouse? Just think what would have happened if he showed up with fried chicken, black eyed peas & some greens! Jeez, the PC culture is getting so bad that it is difficult to even interact with those who do not look or think like the rest of us.

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This says more about how racist the firefighters are and that they are just a bunch of wimpy snowflakes. Watermelon and bananas are healthy foods (unlike donuts) no matter what your color but blacks have now condemned them as racist foods. They should get rid of their cotton uniforms. If they use tobacco, they should be called out for supporting racism. All grocery stores should ban brown paper bags because they find that offensive too. What a victim society we have become and it's just getting too hard to remember all the things that blacks want to claim as offensive.

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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
October 11, 2017
:Listen, Daisy Mae. If you can find a "whimpy snowflake" at a firehouse, I suggest you kiss his a**, and beg his pardon for saying something so incredibly stupid.
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Renee S Written by Renee S
October 11, 2017
Snowflakes would be hard to find in the old days. Now, they're as common as a kneeling football player. The brain is not made of muscle so the whimpy part isn't as visible unless they do something stupid like being offended by a gift of watermelon.
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
October 11, 2017
Davis the Doofus is an insulting piece of dirt. I have never found a single post of his that I could agree with but, then, I don't agree with un-American pinkos much.
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
October 11, 2017
Davis be a bwack Butt Hurt Libturd!!! HA HA HA!!!


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