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Flat Tire Friday

Thank You Delaware State Troopers

Friday night my son called a cop…

“911 what’s your emergency?”

I have a flat tire

“Are you okay sir?”


“Where are you located?”

Past the Christiana Mall heading South before Route 273.

Friday night, as I walked through the door after meeting with a new client, Sandra P., owner of SPJFitnessPlus I heard my husband on the phone having a FaceTime conversation with our son, who was on the side of the road, in the dark with a flat tire.

He having never experienced this, his first reaction was to call 911 and then AAA.

The thought of my son on the side of the road in the dark, my mind immediately raced to the headlines of the most recent murder of Corey Jones in Florida by an under cover police officer as he too waited for Roadside assistance. The second thought was that of Ennis Cosby, who was also murdered along the side of the road as he was changing a flat tire in 1997.  

The Delaware State Trooper who was dispatched to the scene was there before my husband and I arrived and he waited to ensure our son was alright before being called elsewhere.  However, not more than 10 minutes had passed after we pulled up did another Delaware State Trooper arrive who had obviously been contacted because he offered to speak to AAA dispatch to make sure they had the correct location of the stranded vehicle.

stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire

Still waiting for the AAA driver, we 3 huddled together under the umbrella because it had started to rain, then my husband commented that he never knew that State Troopers would stay with a motorist who simply had a flat tire.  I was grateful that they each did because the cars were flying up Route 1 so fast that I felt safer standing outside the vehicle than sitting inside it.

Standing next to my son like a mama bear protecting her cub even though this cub is 23, I was thankful for him and for his safety.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take time to thank the Trooper who stayed and waited with us until we were safely on our way; so this post is dedicated to both of the Delaware State Troopers who were dispatched to the scene of a disabled motorist on Route 1 South, Friday, 11/6/2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Thank you!

Thank you DeState Troopers

Fast Food Workers Protest for Higher Wages

Have it your way..NOT today…at least not at Burger King on Concord Pike in Wilmington.  Fast Food employees at this location joined in with dozens of other workers in U.S. cities to protest their low pay and benefits.

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Most workers agreed that the profits these corporations earn should be used to pay higher salaries and benefits which would be better for the economy.  The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or $15,000 a year for full time employees is not enough to support a family.  Jobs which were once held by High School students are now being filled by men and women with families who are living paycheck to paycheck.

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Burger King Worldwide stated that they do not make pay decisions for their independent franchises, but feels as though an increase in salaries would mean higher priced menu items.

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Federal Labor Law gives all workers the right to engage in “protected concerted activities” to complain about wages, working conditions or other terms of employment.  Therefore, those involved in today’s protests are protected and can return to work without repercussions.  The local Police was also on hand to ensure walk-in and drive-thru customers were not affected.

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What is your opinion on today’s Fast Food Protest.  Should the minimum wage be raised to $9.00 an hour as proposed by The President or higher as requested by the workers?

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