Heart Attack Grill (20/20 ABC show) - page 4

Thought for sure I would see an uproar about this restaurant in Az featured on ACB's 20/20. The waitresses wear slutty porn-type 'nurses' outfits and roll their bloated patrons to their car in a w/c... Read More

  1. by   PANurseRN1
    Good point, P_RN. I've been disturbed by some of the "nurse" avatars, but they don't violate TOS, so...
  2. by   JVanRN
    This whole thing is so stupid. I think I would be more ashamed to eat at a place like that than to work there. (and I would be pretty darn embarrassed to work there). I don't know whats more absurd...the food or the concept.
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from p_rn
    however, have you noticed how many of our members avatars aren't exactly complimentary depictions of nurses?
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    i have noticed that. and i've noticed how many of our members don't really seem to like nurses.
  4. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from ruby vee
    i have noticed that. and i've noticed how many of our members don't really seem to like nurses.
    many people don't like (or respect) themselves.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    i too, have an excellent sense of humor, yet the naughty nurse image has always offended me....even when i wasn't a nurse.

    i don't know if it's a nurse issue or female issue, since females have historically been disrespected.

    i'm also a pretty laid back mom but am militant about my dd dressing 'cheaply'.
    i just wish women understood how they sell themselves short, when they feel they need to dress provocatively in order to feel seductive.

    i can tell you right now, my attractiveness and sexuality as a woman, starts and ends with my brains...with all the accompanying passions, insights, ideas and creativity contained therein.

    and so, of course as a female nurse, i deeply resent any image that focuses solely on one's physical attributes or lack thereof.
    shallow, degrading and outright disrespectful.

    i just wish more of our sisters, understood this.

    leslie
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    It seems to me that previously it was men who subjugated women, and now many women subjugate themselves.

    Did anyone see the interview of the young woman who works at this cafe, and she is a nursing student? There she was, stuffed into a pornographic outfit, saying something like "doesn't bother me." I don't remember if it was in the 20/20 interview or another related interview.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It seems to me that previously it was men who subjugated women, and now many women subjugate themselves.
    I think that's what infuriates me the most about it all. And many of the ones who do it have it confused with power.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I think that's what infuriates me the most about it all. And many of the ones who do it have it confused with power.

    I agree. Look at the role models for some of the young women, such as Beyonce who claims to the a power woman worthy of respect as an actress/singer, yet practically takes her close off to sell her records. Or Madonna. No wonder these women feel it's o.k. to disrespect themselves and the nursing profession to sell burgers and make tips.
  9. by   bugalug_nurse
    Hmm, I wonder if one of the customers actually had a heart attack or choked on their food, would they have to call the paramedics or would the 'nursing staff' be able to cope??? :chuckle
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Tweety
    I agree. Look at the role models for some of the young women, such as Beyonce who claims to the a power woman worthy of respect as an actress/singer, yet practically takes her close off to sell her records. Or Madonna. No wonder these women feel it's o.k. to disrespect themselves and the nursing profession to sell burgers and make tips.

    Or my personal favorite, "The Girls Next Door" on the E channel. Barf.
  11. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I'm furious about it. I have to admit that it absolutely perplexes me to see some nurses who don't care or don't think this is important.
    Me too multi...It's really odd.

    Lots of issues here. Of course, I'm sick of someone equating my job with their fantasy. It really angers me!

    I'm also angered that these women who have so little respect and dignity for themselves call themselves 'nurses'. Argh! :angryfire

    But, what really chaps my hide is that the 20/20 show thought is was a joke that nurses would be mad. Like, "oh the cute little nurses are mad..."

    And therein lies the whole problem. When we have a complaint, or concern-it isn't taken seriously. It's blown off, and we are told to relax. Well, no, I am not going to relax about this. I'm sorry.

    Those women are trash, and are breaking the law by calling themselves nurses. Simple as that.
  12. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from ruby vee
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    and i've noticed how many of our members don't really seem to like nurses.

    i've noticed that also! and i agree with multicollinarity that it is a self-hatred/lack of self-respect deal going on too. it's very sad.
  13. by   kukukajoo
    who actually took the time to read the articles or see the website of the restaurant beside lambasting them without knowing all the facts?

    heart attack grill - home of the double bypass burger - taste worth dying for!

    here is an excerpt from their homepage:
    [font=arial, verdana, helvetica]*the use of the word "nurse" above is only intended as a parody. none of the women pictured on our website actually have any medical training, nor do they attempt to provide any real medical services. it should be made clear that the heart attack grill and its employees do not offer any therapeutic treatments (aside from laughter) whatsoever. click here to read about the arizona state board of nursing's threat of lawsuit against the heart attack grill.

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