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The Pimply Minions Rebellion…

September 21st, 2012

takes on the elderly:

screen-shot-2012-09-21-at-65828-pmFor the past dozen years seniors at the six-floor, 50-occupant Ewart Angus House residence on Merton St., at Mount Pleasant, have congregated in the lobby that was nicely set up with four soft chairs and two wooden chairs….

And then some, not in the real world, pencil-neck inspector within the fire department comes along and says these chairs are a fire hazard.

They ordered them removed

But that’s OK. After all there’s rules, and the nice inspector…

He said the inspector refused to give her name and was not respectful.

“There has never been a problem with these chairs before,” McLean said. “There are no requirements for fire resistant furniture for anywhere else in the building so it really doesn’t make any sense.”

However should there be a good reason, he said, it has not been explained to the residents.

No, she wouldn’t be respectful when she’s telling 80-year old women with walkers that her chair, that she has been using for a dozen years, must be removed. It’s disrespectful on the surface.

But former Toronto Police officer Ross McLean has it backwards, they don’t have to respect us, we have to respect them. That’s the problem in a nutshell.

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  1. TangoJuliette
    September 22nd, 2012 at 05:40 | #1

    I’d have turfed the twit the instant she refused to identify herself? “If you don’t tell me who you are sweetie, I have no reason to believe that you are someone in a position of authority, who must be respected. Ciao!”

    Next step is to check with relevant Fire Department to inform said Dept. of someone masquerading as a Fire Inspector. It must be “masquerading” if the person refuses to identify herself.

    However, I don’t follow adding the Toronto Police Officer story. huh?

    t.e. & o.e.

  2. September 22nd, 2012 at 14:48 | #2

    The officer was mentioned and I’d as a former police officer in the linked story:

    “It’s a question senior’s advocate Ross McLean says he’s been trying to get to the bottom of for weeks. He said the inspector refused to give her name and was not respectful…

    The former Toronto Police officer sent a letter of concern to the Toronto Fire command and cc’d the Toronto Sun, as well as members of city council.”


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