06/21/08 39 W, 1 I - + 14 - 9 Woman is Fired Up About Firefighting Mural

News & Observer story about a person not pleased with a firefighting mural at Firehouse Subs in Chapel Hill. Seems some school rivalry is reflected in the piece. The offending artwork:

Let me say what Tim Goss should have said. Good Ms. Brown go somewhere else! Let me get the door for you.
Firehouse subs ain’t gonna go under because of your offended feelings.
GET OVER IT! It’s a picture for petes sake.
jetexas - 06/21/08 - 17:22

that’s one woman that needs to get a life and while she’s at it… a clue… it’s a joke and seen as such… geeze
CFP 7021 (Email) - 06/21/08 - 17:32

Now, I just moved to Edenton, but I seem to recall that this mural has been the subject of the same type of controversy in the past, and the response was the same… —“Deal with it, it’s just a picture!” It would be the same as a mural on the campus of UNC depicting something happening at Duke, and it wouldn’t get mentioned in the paper. But, God forbid, it be in a public business…
CJS (Email) - 06/21/08 - 18:34

hey, this is good advertising for the place! – now, i want to check it out, and i’m sure it’ll bring a lot more folks in who are curious as well
cornerhydrant - 06/21/08 - 20:42

You should see the mural at the firehouse subs in Durham, It has the duke blue devil in turnout gear and the UNC ram mascot on fire.
guest from the west - 06/22/08 - 20:19

I see both sides actually. As a member of CHFD and the IAFF Local President it does carry with it an aire of flippancy since every Firehouse Subs I’ve been in the mural has been created after pictures of an actual incident. This mural doesn’t show how seriously we take our job. Now, with that being said the business is in downtown Chapel Hill and is frequented by either students or functioning members of society that know how big the rivalry is and are able to see it for the joke that it is. (as a side note, the flag used to be an NC State flag.)
Local2580prez (Email) - 06/23/08 - 15:28

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