Heart Attack Grill (20/20 ABC show) - page 7

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   SandySummers
    Quote from 58flyer
    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.
    First of all, the article wrongly quoted me as saying "Move these sexual fantasies to other professions".

    I did not, and would not say that and I have written to the journalist to ask her to fix it. But there's only so much I can do to make that happen. What I did say to her was: "There are an unlimited number of sexual fantasies you can have, and we urge people to fantasize about someone else."
  2. by   58flyer
    Quote from SandySummers
    First of all, the article wrongly quoted me as saying "Move these sexual fantasies to other professions".

    I did not, and would not say that and I have written to the journalist to ask her to fix it. But there's only so much I can do to make that happen. What I did say to her was: "There are an unlimited number of sexual fantasies you can have, and we urge people to fantasize about someone else."
    OK, glad you clarified that. Too bad they misquoted you, that's just bad journalism. Good luck trying to get them to print a correction.
  3. by   ACESfan87
    Hmm Just wondering.. Do you think that they hired men as waiters or what? If not then wouldnt the resturaunt get into trouble legally?
  4. by   GardenDove
    Quote from ACESfan87
    Hmm Just wondering.. Do you think that they hired men as waiters or what? If not then wouldnt the resturaunt get into trouble legally?
    What about Hooters, the restaurant chain that only hires attractive and well endowed women as waitresses? I think they get away with it.
  5. by   traumahawk99
    i'm happy that we live in society where people have freedom of speech. what REALLY harms the image of nurses are the crazy control freak nurses who are such utterly pompous asses that they believe they can censor society.

    the owners and employees of this restaurant are within their rights. the power trippers who whine about things such as this are only making us all look like control freaking idiots.

    hey, and those chicks are hot!
  6. by   JVanRN
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    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?
    Makes perfect sense.
  7. by   58flyer
    Quote from GardenDove
    What about Hooters, the restaurant chain that only hires attractive and well endowed women as waitresses? I think they get away with it.
    It's been a long time ago but Hooters did go through a court battle over the hiring of only females as servers. Hooters went public with it and I can still remember the billboard ads with the image of a chubby, ugly, hairy male wearing a Hooters outfit. YUCK! SCARY! I have forgotten the wording of the ad but it was something to the effect of "who would you rather have serving you?" Hooters won out ...
  8. by   hogan4736
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    There is a line that must be drawn with common sense...
    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?

    The AZ BON wrote a cease an decist letter to my wife's vet's office...She is a vet tech, and the DVM wanted to call his techs vet nurses...

    The board's response was something to the effect of the public confusing vet nurses w/ registered nurses...

    Absurd...
  9. by   hogan4736
    Quote from traumahawk99
    ...what REALLY harms the image of nurses are the crazy control freak nurses who are such utterly pompous asses that they believe they can censor society.
    see my above post...The AZ BON seems to think they can rule w/ an iron fist in this regard...
  10. by   Multicollinearity
    Or maybe the AZ BON is just protecting the title of "Nurse."
  11. by   hogan4736
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Or maybe the AZ BON is just protecting the title of "Nurse."

    protecting it from what?

    she starts IVs, caths, assesses, even intubates in the OR...

    they didn't want to call themselves registered nurses...just veterinary nurses...

    me thinks the public knows the difference

    the BON was out of line; they used the same argument that they use for nurse imposters...

    the vet (and his staff) had a laugh, but dropped the idea...
  12. by   Mommy TeleRN
    I have mixed feelings. While I don't think females should be looked at as mere sex toys by any means (my husband tells everyone I'm the brains in the family hehe) I'm trying to picture a similar concept:

    What if they expanded their whole concept and had like 3 alarm smoking hot chili or some menu item so bad it oughta be against the law - and had hot young guys dressed as firefighters and police officers. Would the firefighters and police officers be so upset?

    Of course we are comparing male dominated with female dominated professions and maybe that is the catch - but I highly suspect it might be a bit of a double standard.

    I don't really have a strong opinion either way - just doing my typical analyzation with some more food for thought (no pun intended!) :innerconf
  13. by   annmariern
    There is a line that must be drawn with common sense...
    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?"



    My thoughts exactly.

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