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So ever since I read the "before calling 911" post yesterday this has been bothering me. As the woman who did call the cops, I just want to clear some things up. First, it was 2 women and 1 man. Secondly, we did not call because your son and the man did not look like each other. We called because as soon as they walked out of the mans vehicle the man said "what was your name again?" and the kid said "My name is xxx" and the man said "Okay, my name is xxxx". So, I'm sorry that it upset you that we called but that was a red flag to us. We even spoke to the police officer after and he told us that the man said it was his first day working with the kid and forgot his name so he understands how that could have looked bad. We did not know that he was a Respite worker, nor did we even think that? I'm glad that your son was not in danger, but he could have been. I would have felt horrible if it was a different situation where the kid actually did not know the man and I did not call. There's been too many stories these days of children getting kidnapped so we just wanted to be on the safe side.
A group of students from Southwood school conducted a neighborhood clean up in honour of Earth Day. While they were picking up garbage in the neighborhood, a man drove up and thanked the students for being good environmental stewards. He then gave a generous financial donation to our school's Eco team. We did not get this man's name, but this kind act renewed our faith that what our students were doing was valuable and important! To the man in the white van, thank you for paying it forward! & #9829;& #65039;
To the person that found my cell phone on the Crosstown 2 West route, and turned it into Shoppers at Wyandotte and Campbell, last Thursday morning (April 18th). Thank you so much
So this has been bothing me since Tuesday and I need to share.
My son who is 8 years old went to Lacasse Park in Tecumseh with his Respite Worker. It was their first day together after a few months of me trying to find one for him with no luck, but that's not the problem.
While they were out I received a phone call from a private name, private number, it was a police officer asking if I knew that my son was with this man This man who by the way has a police clearance in order to become a respite worker, this man who I had interviewed a week prior.
All because 3 woman noticed that my son didn't look like the man he was with, so their conclusion of the situation was that the man isn't his father, so he must be kidnapped because he's calling the man by his first name.
1st thank you for being that concerned, but 2nd please people be aware that not all children with Respite Workers are in wheel chairs, or have Autisim, or Down Syndrom, some kids have mental health issues, and hidden behaviour issues and need a Respite Worker. 3rd that man my child was with could have been an uncle, family friend, neighbor or a boyfriend of mine, because my son's father isn't around and hasn't been for 5 years.
Please when being observant, you keep all factors in mind before calling 911 and reporting things.
So my husband and I were at Wendy's at Ouellette and Tecumseh when 3 young guys were bullying a smaller fella outside the restaurant. The smaller fella opened his backpack and handed over what looked like a video game. The 3 bullies grabbed it and ran off. A passenger in a car on Tecumseh Rd witnessed what happened and got out of a car and ran after the bullies. He caught them and got the game back and returned it to the smaller fella.
What an awesome guy to not just sit back and watch but to take action.
My fianc and I were trying to enjoy a rare breakfast together at a Restaurant on Tecumseh when we could over hear one of the waitresses apologizing to the kitchen staff for making a mistake with an order.
The cook seemed to be blowing her off, so she continues to apologize and try and explain the situation. Next thing we know, the cook yelled SHUT UP! JUST SHUT UP!
We, and the other customers, all looked shocked as the waitress removed herself from the situation to collect herself.
It was one mistake, she's human, yelling at her was completely uncalled for and most definitely unnecessary. He did this in front of customers which was surely embarrassing for the waitress as well.
I hope the cook sees this and thinks about how he is treating employees.
As for the waitress, your son and his needs are more important than anything, you shouldn't have to apologize for trying to take care of your son when you make a mistake at work.
I hope your week only gets better from this point.
I had a procedure done on April 11th and stayed for two nights on 2nd Floor North at Windsor Regional Hospital (Met) (2107A).
Dr Bradley Jasey was once again amazing. His kind demeanor has always been so reassuring and the great care he has taken to ensure this procedure and all three of my past c-sections have gone perfectly has been so greatly appreciated!
The nurses on 2nd floor North! Every single one of you were so kind, patient, and gentle. You all came in to work with smiles and kindness, ready to do whatever you could to make your patients as comfortable as possible throughout recovery. I had a lot of meds going on so I can't remember all the names but Katie and Megan R I will remember you clearly for making me smile. I felt very blessed to have you look after me. Thank you!
Thanks to the guy in the GMC grey truck at the Tim Horton's on Jefferson yesterday at noon for paying for my order. You sir made my day! That was very nice of you.