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   Salvation Army will get quieter bell after woman calls cops to complain

22 Nov 2012 08:29 AM   |   3388 clicks   |   Seacoastonline.com
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Ed Finnerty     
The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

22 Nov 2012 07:34 AM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  

Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.


And a truck backup alarm.

22 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  

Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.


A a gas powered leaf blower.

22 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Oh sure, we can legislate bums off the street, but these pests can park themselves wherever they like?

22 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
grumpyoldmann     
Hyphenated name = Coont.

22 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
phrawgh     
Jesus has declared martial law.

22 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
Tumunga     

special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.


And a coyote caught in a snare.

22 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
Yogimus     

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.

22 Nov 2012 08:40 AM
phrawgh     

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


They are just following orders.

22 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
topcon     
Here's a picture of the girl:

i.huffpost.comView Full Size


Seriously though, those things would probably annoy me if I were around them all the time too. I still wouldn't complain about it, though.

22 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
JohnnyC     
Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.

22 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
Hawnkee     

Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.


And Star Jones on meth.

22 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
stlbluez     
Am I the only one that wonders where the HERO tag is ???
I love 'em... I give... but ENOUGH with the farking BELL already !

22 Nov 2012 08:45 AM
JohnnyC     

JohnnyC: Oh... and I really don't like those damn bells.


oops... left a word out. It's morning... *shrug*

22 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
Herr Morgenstern     
Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

22 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
maddermaxx     

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

22 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
Yogimus     

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Over/under on whether or not she is a dependent/junior enlisted?

22 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
JohnnyC     

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

22 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
JackDecoeurs     
I was always under the impression that they would stop ringing the bell when they got a donation. You know, like as an incentive.

22 Nov 2012 08:50 AM
JohnnyC     

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.

22 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
maddermaxx     

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

22 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
mekkab     

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Dudes, that pic is awesome. Take the flack you get for it, but that's some grade-a juvenile shenanigans. And my grandfather fought in a war for her to have that right.

22 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
phrawgh     
It's time for the Skeleton Army to show up and kick ass!

22 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
Buffet     
Wow, is that biatch a Grinch, or what??

22 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
maddermaxx     

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


Or she was born with that name.

22 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
LDM90     
I'm glad we're finally winning the war on Christmas.

22 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
GoodyearPimp     
The first one I've seen this season has done nothing to earn my money. Typically they stand just outside the doors to a grocery. This time, it's a little cold out, so he's now inside the first set of doors. fark that guy and fark that store for allowing it (even though they have a "No Soliciting" sign. It's ok as long as they are shaking people down for something they support, I guess.)

22 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
stonelotus    [TotalFark]  
someone find out where she works.

22 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
WhippingBoy     
I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to eat, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.

22 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
RTOGUY    [TotalFark]  

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


I think the picture is hilarious is there anything more ridiculous than a sign telling you to have respect?

22 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
No Time To Explain     

Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.


And a fog horn

22 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
teenuc     
I hear the Salvation Navy and Salvation Airforce have been asked to tone it down too

22 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
tuxq     
There needs to be a movement to rid America and all of its PTOs and City Councils, Rotary Clubs, etc. of C U Next Tuesdays. I have a sneaking suspicion that they're behind all of these commie practices. Such as; not smoking in bars, setting halloween on a weekend closest to halloween for their convenience, the assault weapons ban. This is 'Merica, dammit--but it's getting more and more ridiculous every year.

22 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
thoughtpol     

JohnnyC: Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.


...neither is discriminating against gays and lesbians. fark the Salvation Army.

22 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Carth     

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired.
She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.

22 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
maddermaxx     

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Yes, but I'm saying she didn't make fun of the Unknown Soldier, she made fun of the sign.

22 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
The My Little Pony Killer    [TotalFark]  

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


It could just mean that she likes both her family name AND her husband's last name. It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.

22 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
Earpj    [TotalFark]  
I remember a story from a few years ago, where people had donated Harry Potter toys to Salvation Army, and the toys were thrown away. Something about "The Devil"...That annoyed me.
Not to mention the discrimination against the gay population.
I donate elsewhere.

22 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
diaphoresis     

No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn


and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor

22 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
Electrify     
You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911

22 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk     
Ugh. Around here all we get are dumpy "Volunteers" in plastic vests half-assedly slinging their bell back and forth while they sit on their ass all day.

Where the hell have all the guys in Santa costumes gone!?

www.moxleycarmichael.comView Full Size


I mean, at least make an effort...

22 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
Straelbora     

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


Ditto to both.

22 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
buttcat     

diaphoresis: No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn

and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor


And Fatty McGee after walking up a flight of stairs.

22 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Carth     

Electrify: You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911


They are an organization that discriminates against gays, and destroys toys they don't think agree with their religion principles instead of giving them to children. I have to believe my donations can go to a better organization than salvation army: if they don't ring annoying bells that is a bonus.

22 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
octopied     

WhippingBoy: I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to [s]eat[/s] drink, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.



Sorry, but most homeless people are actually soliciting for alcohol money. Shelters(at least here) give them free meals. It's been proven panhandlers earn an average of $15/hour. So, even if they want a little dietary variety, they aren't going to need all day handouts for it.

Agree with you on sports teams though. Canadian tire supports kids sports for the underprivileged. Don;t see any incentive to finance teams otherwise, their parents should be paying for that.

22 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
Straelbora     

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


In my experience, women with hyphenated last names tend to be biatches. No personal incidents, etc. , just after years of dealings with businesswomen, professors and attorneys with such last names, they tend to be insufferable in comparison to their counterparts with a single last name.

22 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
Electrify     

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Here's hoping she isn't in a right to work state and can sue her employer for lost wages. I doubt she was actually yelling, and was simply being silly. Yes some might find it funnier than others, but one shouldn't be fired for making inappropriate jokes or comments on the internet. Otherwise, nobody on Fark would be able to hold a job.

22 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Flakeloaf     

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


And even if it were, so what? He's dead and probably doesn't care. The people who run the ancestor worship industry might want a few words about how we should be using the freedom said soldier's sacrifice bought for us, and she'd probably be hastily excused from the grounds but after that, big deal. Her expression of a stupid opinion doesn't hurt me any. If anything I take the fact that I can stil hear these morons as proof that our civil rights still exist.

22 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Flakeloaf     
Hey quit it, I wasn't finished!

Unfortunately for this jerk, ringing a bell probably counts as speech in somebody's book. There are lots of reasons to want to shuffle on the salvation army representative, their doofy marketing method isn't one of them.

22 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
JohnnyC     

The My Little Pony Killer: It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.


Merry Hyperbole! MERRY Hyperbole to everyone!!

22 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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