Heart Attack Grill (20/20 ABC show) - page 6

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   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from EmerNurse
    You know, if these people want to dress trashy and call themselves nurses - I say go for it.... with a couple of little rules to make it more :real::

    1. They have to schedule only 2 waitresses on thier busiest night.

    2. One of them should call out.

    3. A "temp waitress" should have to come in, who doens't know the menu, or where anything is.

    4. There should only be one dishwasher and one cook on duty, and the dishwasher only works until 5pm.

    5. You shouldn't be able to find the busboys at all, so the waitresses have to clean all the tables between customers.

    6. Each table should have a call-bell (for EACH seat at that table).

    7. Waitresses must be able to read the minds of their customers and bring them coffee, and apple pie (fried) before they ask for it...they should KNOW.

    8. Seven or eight "products of the work environment" should be displayed/splattered down their cute 'lil uniforms. For HOURS.

    9. There should be no soap in the rest room, or in any other convenient place.

    10. When they're out of forks, they should have to call someone in another building to get the keys and go find more.

    11. Any by-pass burger over level 2 should require a consent, after risks and benefits are explained by the owner/doctor.

    12. There should be a press-ganey customer service card on EACH table, with those little golf pencils and staff should be berated each morning before shift, based on them.

    13. Wait staff should not get tips. After all, those fishnets make your legs look great - isn't that all the reward you need?

    Heh - let's see how many people wanna work there with THESE rules! <smirk>
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Great thinking, EmerNurse!!
  2. by   GardenDove
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Great thinking, EmerNurse!!
    That IS absolutely hilarious...:roll
  3. by   oneLoneNurse
    Quote from anc33
    I am personally not that offended. Its not like nursing is the only occupation to receive this kind of attention. After all, we have naughty librarians, police officers, housewives, teachers and so on. We also objectify men in the same way. Hot construction workers, police, firemen, etc.

    I have heard Sandy Summers from the Center for Nursing Advocacy speak and, honestly, I am not that impressed. I guess I would rather focus on something that improves our current working conditions. I have faith the majority of us is intelligent enough to distinguish between the fantasy and reality of nursing.
    You hit a chord with the naughty librarians since I am starting librarian school in Janurary.

    Seems sad for us, nurses. Nursing needs to get out of its gender specific sterotype. When I started in 1984 I thought we would have grown out of it, BUT with less than 5% of nurses being males I don't think that has happened.

    One of the things that strikes me is what the rest of the world must think of us. Inparticularly, the Moslem world. It would seem to me that Orthodox religions of all kinds would be totally aghast at this scene. Yet, on the other hand it seems cool(especially for the owners and managers) this restaurant is able to exploit this facet of our existence to sell burgers.
  4. by   GardenDove
    Well, it doesn't bother me, I think their website is amusing and I feel very secure in myself as a nurse. I'm adored by my pts, and I am well-paid. Also, I'm glad I don't live in an oppressive theocracy, such as some Muslim countries, where no one has a sense of humor. As I recall, the Muslim World rather over-reacted to some cartoons, if memory serves me correctly.

    I'm glad I live in a society where questionable taste is allowed. Sometimes naughtiness is rather funny, and I'd rather err on the side of free speech. I think nurses ought to feel secure about our place in society. I don't feel threatened by this silly restaurant.
  5. by   second career
    Loved your response. As a male nurse they will probably add "chippindale" waiters next.
    Phil
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    check out this poll on aol news:

    top news- nurses complain about heart attack grill - aol news


    what do you think of the naughty nurse uniforms?

    they're fun79%

    they're insulting21%

    total votes: 128,370
    note on poll results

    this would verify my impression that like sandy summers said, many people have fuzzy sentimental notions about nurses but not actual respect. this goes with my theory that many people appreciate what nurses do for them - but not who they fundamentally are as a professonals. they certainly don't respect nurses for their qualifications as they would with say...a doctor, or even an accountant!
  7. by   GardenDove
    Dear Multi,
    That's your own interpretation of the results of the poll. Mine would be that 79% of people thought the whole thing was fun and amusing, and that they like irreverent humor. People make fun of accountants all the time, btw. Don't they all have glasses and balding heads, and are incredibly dry and boring?

    It's the same as Hooters, or the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. It's a spoof and no sense in taking it personally, at least that's my approach.
  8. by   twotrees2
    Quote from EmerNurse
    You know, if these people want to dress trashy and call themselves nurses - I say go for it.... with a couple of little rules to make it more :real::

    1. They have to schedule only 2 waitresses on thier busiest night.

    2. One of them should call out.

    3. A "temp waitress" should have to come in, who doens't know the menu, or where anything is.

    4. There should only be one dishwasher and one cook on duty, and the dishwasher only works until 5pm.

    5. You shouldn't be able to find the busboys at all, so the waitresses have to clean all the tables between customers.

    6. Each table should have a call-bell (for EACH seat at that table).

    7. Waitresses must be able to read the minds of their customers and bring them coffee, and apple pie (fried) before they ask for it...they should KNOW.

    8. Seven or eight "products of the work environment" should be displayed/splattered down their cute 'lil uniforms. For HOURS.

    9. There should be no soap in the rest room, or in any other convenient place.

    10. When they're out of forks, they should have to call someone in another building to get the keys and go find more.

    11. Any by-pass burger over level 2 should require a consent, after risks and benefits are explained by the owner/doctor.

    12. There should be a press-ganey customer service card on EACH table, with those little golf pencils and staff should be berated each morning before shift, based on them.

    13. Wait staff should not get tips. After all, those fishnets make your legs look great - isn't that all the reward you need?

    Heh - let's see how many people wanna work there with THESE rules! <smirk>
    :spin: :spin:
  9. by   twotrees2
    Quote from second career
    Loved your response. As a male nurse they will probably add "chippindale" waiters next.
    Phil
    hmmm now your talking LOL
  10. by   Medic/Nurse
    Hey there EmerNurse!

    That post, err list, was funny - well, it would have even been more so - IF the "rules in the list" were not so ACCURATE for nursing. I imagine that the restaurant would CLOSE if subjected to the conditions that nursing must work within every day!

    I (luckily) remain committed to my "TV Time Out" - thanks for reminding me to keep "perspective".

    TO ALL - Have a SAFE and Blessed Holiday Season!
  11. by   nurse4theplanet
    Personally, I would not eat at this resturaunt for the same reasons I don't eat at hooters, or any other resturaunts that exploit women. That's the real issue at hand.

    IMO, they can dress up as naughty nurses, naughty police women, naughty school teachers...it doesn't matter. This resturaunt is not out to make nurses look like unprofessional and unknowledgeable sex objects, it is out to make WOMEN look that way.

    "But nurse is a protected title and anyone calling themselves a nurse is breaking the law!" So if my child wants to dress up like a nurse on halloween its illegal? Actors pretending to be nurses on tv? There is a line that must be drawn with common sense...anyone who portrays themselves as a nurse, which I hope you would all agree takes more than a uniform (especially a slinky one!), and falsely practices nursing without a license (passes meds, does assessments, invasive procedures, etc) then that is breaking the law.

    The BON should not have gotten involved with this issue...what a trivial matter to get involved in! How about nurse patient-ratios/wages, etc as another person mentioned? The fact that our boards who are supposed to be rallying for better working conditions, yet waste their time bickering over a crappy resturaunt whose waitresses wear SPOOF NURSE COSTUMES does more to hurt the nursing image than the resturaunt does. Does that make sense to anyone?
  12. by   GardenDove
    Very good post, Soldiers Wife! You are very convincing and make several excellent points.
  13. by   58flyer
    Quote from SandySummers
    Sure, one result of our campaign may have been that the grill owner has had an increase in business. But our intended goal of getting people to think and talk about negative nursing images has been achieved. We cannot change the way people think and behave unless we first tell them this negativity is damaging and we ask them to stop. And just because the grill owner hasn't stopped yet, that doesn't mean the campaign has had zero effect. We have managed to educate millions of people about these damaging images, and hopefully the ones in the middle will just stop a minute and think.
    Sandy,

    You are on record as saying "move these fantasies to other professions."

    What other professions would you like those fantasies moved to?

    Don't get me wrong, I agree with your position as it relates to the professional image of nursing. I just think you might be undermining your efforts if you propose that sexual fantasies be applied to other professions that are equally important to society.

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