I don’t mean to be disrespectful to our local firefighters, but I saw something this morning that truly astounded me.
There, standing in the turning lanes at one of Faribault’s busiest intersections, were several firefighters seeking donations for The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national “Fill the Boot” campaign. The drive benefits research and local services for the Twin Cities chapter of the MDA.
It’s a worthy cause and I applaud the charitable efforts.
But walking where they were, putting themselves in danger and creating a distraction for motorists seemed more than a bit unwise on the part of the firemen extending their boots for a donation.
What about safety first?
© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling