Do the right thing. Show respect, set an example.

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Our friend posted this just a little while ago on his personal Facebook page. We figured this is significant enough to interrupt our publishing schedule and make it public. We’re not going to publicize his name; it’s not about credit, it’s about the message.

Don’t be an asshole. Show some respect for a work ethic and for other people. When you see someone wrong someone else, do what you can do to fix it. That may be sticking up for someone physically. It might be acknowledging someone publicly. Maybe it just requires a moment of quiet, personal acknowledgement that helps someone regain their morale, their dignity or their composure.

Do the right thing. Set an example.

The original message:

“Watched the despair on this dude’s face as 2 guys belittled him and were rude to him as he was trying to recruit customers. Bowed his head and returned to his chair. I walked by and simply sat down and asked if he could bring these old ropers back to a respectable condition.

I bet he worked on them for 15 minutes…

Immigrant from Ethiopia, WORKING to get his citizen ship and paying his dues.

9 bucks for a shine, I dropped a 20, shook his hand, praised his work (he did a knockout job) and told him to literally keep his chin up, those dudes didn’t rate to have well polished boots.

Give back when you can, respect is a two way relationship…if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

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Do the right thing. Set an example.

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14 thoughts on “Do the right thing. Show respect, set an example.

  • April 2, 2015 at 11:57 am
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    Well done. Never, ever, put anyone down or make them feel bad about the way they make their living.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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    Perhaps the 7% shitbrain solution will eventually go away … especially from the BBC blogs. I enjoy the “grownup” conversations and the “mature” postings.. the small time shit is so pervasive..THIS AIN’T FUCKIN YOUTUBE!!! BIG mouth SMALL brain = garbage OUT.

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  • March 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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    Leaving your country and way of life for the hope of a better future on the vehicle of honest work. I can’t think of an idea more American than that. I don’t care what your job is; do it well and to the best of your ability and you have my respect.

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  • March 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    Great article guys!

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  • March 27, 2015 at 9:54 pm
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    the behaviour you walk past is the behaviour you accept.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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    50/50 shot he’s Muslim.

    This may change some people’s attitude on the subject.

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    • March 28, 2015 at 10:44 am
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      I’m confused – what does his religion have to do with anything? You work hard, pay your dues, become an American annnnnn… “Oh your Muslim? Never mind, your not worthy of respect.” How does that make any sense what so ever?

      Are only Christians worthy of respect? Are only atheists? I guess there has never been a respectable buddhist or Morman or atheist or anyone of the native American religions?

      Such ignorance is shocking coming from someone who reads BBC… I hope you manage to digest the absurdity of what you just posted and think things through before spouting off again

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      • March 29, 2015 at 4:13 am
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        I think orly was just trying to point out how the suspect was likely installing shoe bombs into the footwear of unsuspecting customers. We don’t shuffle before the TSA barefoot for -no- reason. Amirite or amirite? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ‘Muricka!

        “50/50 shot heโ€™s Muslim”

        Actually Ethiopia is overwhelmingly Christian, dating back to the Auxumite Kingdom some 1,600 years ago. It’d be more like a 32% shot that he’s a Muslim. And in any event .. since Muslims consider shoes as unclean and even offensive, and viewing the bottom of a shoe as an insult, the odds of them picking Shoe-Shine as a profession seems more like 0%.

        Back on topic .. great article, passed along.

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    • March 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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      Doesnt change my opinion on it one bit. Why should it? You’re just as bad as the people ridiculing the working man in the story. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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    I don’t much care what a guy is doing — if he’s got a job he’s got the self-discipline to dress for it, whatever that dress may be, to get there and show up, to do well enough to keep the job for another day, and to do it all over again the next day. Beats the hell out of the blood sucker physically and mentally fit but watching TV and waiting for the next check from you and me because he’s too damned lazy to get a job.

    Glad to see the post.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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    Some people’s kids man.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm
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    OUT FRACKING STANDING!!!!!!

    Thank you for the post, that’s the kind of Men I like to surround my self with. Men of integrity, who are willing to go the extra mile for stranger.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm
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    “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

    Bullshit. Leftist sh*tspew simply meant to silence dissent. If you don’t want to be ridiculed don’t do ignorant, leftared sh*t, such as demeaning a person doing a job they have CHOSEN to do. Ya know?!?!?!? Like the Leftards ridiculing and demeaning this shoeshineman?!?!?!?

    Good on “friend” for man-ing up and supporting a fellow traveler.

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    • March 27, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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      you are a special kind of stupid, ain’t ya.

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