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    Those are all good suggestions. I was going to say, bring a big basket and ask everyone in the group to bring individually wrapped snack food to fill it. But you could combine a few of the ideas and have people bring snacks/magazine/puzzle books/deck of cards, etc. and fill the basket with all of the above.
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    Firefighters LOVE food.
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    Love the ideas so far. We were wondering about puzzle books, i.e. sudoku et al. We of course thought of food but didn't want to just do that. Definitely hadn't thought of just regular magazines or coffee. I know someone who is friends with a local person that makes coffee wholesale. I'll have to see what kind of deal I can get for that! Thank you all for the ideas.

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    The coffees could be a pretty good idea, but I'd find a seasoned firefighter and ask him/her what they thought might be a good idea. I've never found them to be the most literate group (not saying that they are stupid or anything) I've been around. The magazines I've seen in firehouses have been, moreso, of the type that should come in a brown paper wrapper. I kid you not.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3298452;
    The coffees could be a pretty good idea, but I'd find a seasoned firefighter and ask him/her what they thought might be a good idea. I've never found them to be the most literate group (not saying that they are stupid or anything) I've been around. The magazines I've seen in firehouses have been, moreso, of the type that should come in a brown paper wrapper. I kid you not.
    ANd sports magazines. Those are always good
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    Those might come in a close second, I'd say. Good call.
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    If they can't have porn, they will have sports.

    In the town we moved from 3 years ago, they had to ban girlie magazines from the firehouse because there were women firefighters and complaints were lodged about the types of magazines laying around the firehouse.
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    I worked in an all-guy shop right out of college and they had porn in the bathroom. I went out and bought a Playgirl and left it on top of the pile. The owner came to me very upset. He actually said, "What if someone brought a kid into the shop and needed to use the bathroom?". I just stared him down and said, "Really?" in my most sarcastic tone. The next day, all porn was gone.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3298705;
    I worked in an all-guy shop right out of college and they had porn in the bathroom. I went out and bought a Playgirl and left it on top of the pile. The owner came to me very upset. He actually said, "What if someone brought a kid into the shop and needed to use the bathroom?". I just stared him down and said, "Really?" in my most sarcastic tone. The next day, all porn was gone.
    That is hilarious! I also worked in an "all guy environment".. The porn was gone by the end of my first month there and I had private access to the next door hair salon's "girly" bathroom before I even agreed to work there
    However, the guys where I worked got a hideous "pet/mascot" SNAKE while I was away on vacation and thought it would be funny to put that thing's cage very close to my desk. I do NOT like snakes, but I tolerated this one until it escaped and crawled up the wall behind my head. I quit about two seconds after that. I'm still in touch with those guys though. I'm the only person that they know who can type!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I worked as a welder with almost all men for 8 years. Once I got past the "initiation" stage, and they realized that I wasn't going to go running to management whenever they told an off-color joke, they all treated me really well. In fact, the ones that I worked directly with got to be very protective of me. I was the resident "mom" of the group and many of them came to me for advice about their wives and girlfriends. My guys took pretty good care of me, not letting me lift anything too heavy. Of course, I repaid them with home made cookies!

    There were other women working there that didn't get along as well as I did though. They averaged about 6 to 8 women out of maybe 60 employees during the time I worked there. But we did have our own bathroom and the company held sensitivity training every year. I know there were incidents, but nothing happened to me personally.

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