Sunday, June 23, 2013

Guestblog: Barefooted Begging By Fred Carroll

Below is a guest blog from resident Fred Carrol. The essay reflects views and opinions not necessarily shared by the Insider staff, and is published as a courtesy to readers. "Dr." Fred Carrol has shared his thoughts with us many times before via guest blog- his last can be read here: 

Is it just me, or is the connection between Muscular Dystrophy and Fire Fighting a little bit less than obvious? I am of course referring to Fire Fighters posting up at the intersection of Washington and Main Streets and approaching every stopped at the light vehicle and holding out a "Boot" for drivers to feed with cash .......maybe they'll also swipe a credit card for you, I don't know. Is this begging? Is this THE MOST DIFFICULT "NO" A SOLICITEE" WILL EVER PROFFER? Who do you have to admire to get the Fire Department to do your "soliciting" for you? Why only MS? Is that the worst disease? Was there a little boy with this disease who won the hearts of a particular Fire Station once, and the thing went viral? What? What is the logic behind this?

 Fred Carroll [two L's!]

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