sanitation

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“I am a man.” - On February 12, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers, the majority of whom were Black, went on strike demanding recognition for their union, better wages, and safer working conditions after two trash handlers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck. The strike gained national attention and dragged on into March. Striking workers carried copies of a poster declaring “I AM A MAN,” a statement that recalled a question abolitionists posed more than 100 years earlier, “Am I not a man and a brother?”

HOW NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE

• do not purposely make a mess of restaurants tabels, hotel and hospital rooms, or public bathrooms. Someone has to clean that and it’s not cute or funny.
• if you need to throw away a beverage make sure it’s empty or dispose of the liquids in a way that won’t inconvenience the person taking out the garbage. There’s nothing worse than having to clean the inside of a filthy can or getting mystery liquids on you.
• if you miss the garbage can, pick it up! It takes 2 seconds and it’ll save someone else a lot of time later.
• if youre staying at a hotel or hospital gather all your trash to one central spot before you check out. Housekeepers have a set amount if time to clean a room and they don’t have time to play find the trash.
• do not make someone else clean your bodily fluids! Despose of them correctly and don’t try to flush things that should not be flushed!
• if you have the opportunity to give positive feed back about the housekeeping or sanitation services, do so! It’s easy to forget that someone goes behind you and cleans but they do and they almost never get compliments or positive feedback. Hearing something good for a change might make their day or maybe even get them a raise!
• also be nice your sanitation workers! It’s shit pay and not a fun job but someone has to do it!! They’re people too and they deserve respect and dignity!

anonymous asked:

how many pairs of crocs do you own, and do you have a charm for all ur buds?

one time when they woke me up in the 2000s, all the hydra cryo-medical techs were wearing crocs. one of them had an octopus charm on his left foot

this should tell you everything you need to know about both hydra and crocs

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It’s all about the “how” to me and the spirit of the thing. Are you trying to allow a person to be a full human being or are you trying to degrade them? Her life has redemption in it, and storytelling is about that, allowing a story to be complex. To me, it’s actually damaging to try to sanitize a story. If you tell my story one day, let it have all my issues in it. It is deeply important to step into the uncomfortable, because then is when we give it truth. That is my job. Danai Gurira photographed by Todd Williamson

April 4, 1968: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated as he stood in solidarity with striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.

“That’s the question before you tonight. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?” The question is not, “If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?” That’s the question.“
– Martin Luther King Jr., "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” April 3, 1968

Saw a man refusing to let his pregnant wife off the porch because he “saw a rat the size of a dog and I will NOT let it bite you, please go back inside darling”. Made me wonder how protective the Maheswaran’s were of their baby.