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  • Opinion?

    Been reading these boards for a few months and have enjoyed them immensely. Finally have something to ask for opinions on, and since it seems most posters have one on everything, here goes:

    Re: Female firefighters with thicker mustaches than mine...

    What's the deal with that? I understand that this is a job where being feminine to the point of being "prissy" works against you, but c'mon... wax that lip! You can leave the eyebrows, and for that matter the bikini line and back hair, alone. But wax that lip! It's hard to have a conversation with these women 'cause you can't look them in the eye... You keep staring at that freakin' caterpillar!

    These gal's are married, too! What are their husbands' thinking?! Dude, buy the ol' lady a trip to the electrolysist for Valentines Day!

    There, I've ranted... OK, now for the "solicitation of opinions" part. How to broach the subject? Dare I say anything to them, and if so, how to do it without getting slapped with a sexual harrasment suit?

    Have at it...

  • #2
    Sorry...but my reply is WHO CARES.....this is a senseless post


    • #3
      I usually ignore comments like yours because responding to them just encourages more of the same useless, offensive, juvenille, immature, ignornant blabbering.

      You want opinions - well here is mine. Go to your PROFILE and change the occupation from PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER to something else because you are anything BUT professional. Getting paid for a job does not make you a professional (I get the feel from your post that you get money for showing up somewhere and masquerading as a firefighter). Professional has more to do with how you conduct yourself while representing the profession - and you, sir, are not acting very professional!


      • #4
        With all due respect, WOW!


        • #5
          Like I said...stupid and senseless Post...

          Engine 117...I am from Virginia originally...
          09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
          IACOJ Minister of Southern Comfort
          "Purple Hydrant" Recipient (3 Times)
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          The comments, opinions, and positions expressed here are mine. They are expressed respectfully, in the spirit of safety and progress. They do not reflect the opinions or positions of my employer or my department.


          • #6
            This IS a wacky topic for forums but as a female I will respond. Who cares what the female FF looks like as long as she is doing her job. I don't believe their is a law that states she needs to wax her mustache right? You shouldn't be scoping the females anyway pay attention do your job!


            • #7
              oh man...<--shaking head....
              New Jersey


              • #8
                I'm praying this is not a serious posting.

                If it is, I can only shake my head in utter disbelief. What planet are you from? It is 2002 the women are there to do the job, not be your pin-up dolls. And apparently if this is all you can find to complain about they must be doing okay.

                Man you need to re-evaluate what is important.

                Crazy, but that's how it goes
                Millions of people living as foes
                Maybe it's not too late
                To learn how to love, and forget how to hate


                • #9
                  "How do I broach the subject?"

                  Hmmmmmmm, let me think......maybe the same way you would want her to broach about your nose hair....or the copious amounts of chest hair spewing forth from your shirt collar........or maybe your bad breath.....or maybe the hair growing on your knuckles.........

                  Not making fun of anyone who actually has this, just making my point.

                  Get a life and try focusing on your job as much as your co-workers mustache.


                  • #10
                    Mustache or NO mustache who really cares, some of you men are embarassing by your extremly overweight factor when we do fire prevention or a simple fire run, come on everybody we all have flaws worry about your own self not if some lady FF has a mustache or not, we all have embarssing qualities about us.

                    [ 01-13-2002: Message edited by: emsandme ]


                    • #11
                      hey lady!. I happen to be a tid bit overweight and i didn;t say anything about your mustache so leave us out of it. and i think i have a cute rear end thank you very much


                      • #12
                        Wow, tough crowd...

                        Ladycapn, here's how I'd tell one of the guys they have too much a** showing when they bend over at calls: "Hey Joe, your a** is hanging out at calls, how's about tightening up that belt?" He'd probably say "Shove it, O'Fire, and tell your wife to quit calling me." But he'd also probably go around the corner and tighten up his belt... Like it or not, women aren't supposed to have mustaches. I didn't want to start a debate about what society considers "normal" but it's like this: In my semi-large midwest city, women don't have mustaches. They just aren't supposed to. Maybe on a commune in Oregon or in some hippee colony in Northern Calif. it's the norm, but it ain't here. Get it? Having one makes these women look foolish, and with everybody carrying on about how we need to present a "positive public image" it makes the department look foolish, too. Thing is, I can't say "Hey Marge, you look like you've got a caterpillar on your damn face, how's about shaving that crap off?" like I would with one of the guys cause 2 phone calls later I'd be in the unemployment line. You all can rant all you want about how it's not my biz and that I'm "useless, offensive, juvenille, immature" and any I missed, but these gal's look stupid, and they make us all look stupid when they go on calls, fire inspections and school presentations with more hair on their face than a monkey has.


                        • #13
                          [quote]You all can rant all you want about how it's not my biz and that I'm "useless, offensive, juvenille, immature" and any I missed

                          Oh I think you summed it up quite well, although you can add insensitive to that list as well.

                          Maybe these women are of mediterranian descent? Dark body and facial hair is quite normal for them.

                          My question is, if THEY are comfortable with it.....and their husbands are comfortable with it......what is your problem with it? Firefighters come in all shapes, sizes, colours and range of physical beauty. Professionalism does not necessarily reflect on ones physical looks, but in their attitude, their deportment, and how they do their job.

                          I don't ever recall being beautiful to YOUR specifications being part of the job description.

                          [ 01-13-2002: Message edited by: LadyCapn ]



                          • #14
                            Fighter O'Fire, take your lumps and hush up!
                            "It's not surprising, but it's a shame"

                            "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts"
                            -A. Einstein

                            "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
                            - Plato -


                            • #15
                              Hey Fighter O'Fire I hurt my rear end on this one. I fell off my chair laughing so damn hard it hurt. As for all the rest of you overly sensative folks, ya got to get some levity in yer life If you can't see the humor in this one you got a problem, half of you think the same way but don't have the guts to say it and the other half are just too damn politicaly correct to say what yer thinking. Think about it, this is a humerous post, treat it as such, don't go blowin a heart gasket over it.


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