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Below are the 19 most recent journal entries recorded in Bruised By Heelys' LiveJournal:

Sunday, June 15th, 2008
9:17 pm
[ecotopian]
Another AntiHeely sign.
This one I found in Fredricksburg, Texas last week!

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Sunday, June 1st, 2008
12:56 pm
[speckled_hen]
I was coming back home on Monday night and saw this sign on the entrance of Edinbugh airport. You have no idea how happy it made me, especially as they now have official signs!!!!

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Monday, May 12th, 2008
9:02 pm
[ecotopian]
And another thing...
I've recently seen a few incidents that troubled me more about the Heely shoes.

Instead of skating around in public unsupervised, I've seen children with Heely's actually grab their parent's arms and make their parent roll them around! I suppose it allows the parent the ability to direct their child to where they want to go, but whatever happened to just telling them?
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
1:12 pm
[ecotopian]
Hi I'm New, let the hazing begin.
I just joined and I wanted to give my 2 cents.

I'm an elementary school teacher and I've actually had this conversation with my 4th grade students:

"Okay minions, you aren't allowed to wear Heely's to school. However you've seen a few kids from other classes wear them. They are probably already in big trouble. If we happened to be walking and then see someone fall and hurt themselves and they were wearing Heelys, you aren't allowed to point and laugh at them and yell, "That's what you get!" However, I will temporarily become deaf and blind until we are pass them and get someone to run for the school nurse."

One of my students, a precious little angel, then asked, "Can we send a really slow runner to the nurse's office?"

Yes, I actually do call my students "Minions" also "Henchpersons," "Shirmplings," "Anklebiters" and they work their way up to be called, "Sidekick."

*****

Like many I suppose who joined this community, it's not so much the actual Heely shoes that annoy me, it's the parents who bought them and then refuse to parent. I wonder if there's a greater percentage of children with Heely's AND lost fingers due to unsupervised fireworks accidents.

Heely's and their abuse in public represent everything that annoys me as a teacher. Spoiled children that do not have parents that can say, "No" or set limits, or teach responsibility.

There are those that say we can't make everything safe and bubble wrap our kids. That's true, but whatever happened to being good parents.

*****

Oh and here's a new link to the 1600 Roller Shoe Accidents Story. The previous link didn't work.
Monday, June 11th, 2007
4:24 pm
[jakeexperience]
News Article from the Daily Item: 1,600 Heely-related Injuries last year in the United States.
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
12:19 pm
[obscure_abyss]
I saw this in the comics this morning. I thought you guys might enjoy it.


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Current Mood: amused
Monday, June 4th, 2007
9:56 am
[aceofbears]
Extra Extra Read All bout It!!
We have been vindicated. Yes the media and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons have realized that Heelys are dangerous.

The following article from Yahoo News is very interesting and it shows that the Heely Monsters are not just an American problem, those shoes are used and causing problems world wide.

The article does show that there still are parents that have some sense when it comes to their kids safety and welfare. But the scary part is the company has landed atop BusinessWeek's annual list of fastest growing companies this can't be good for us or the children who slide though our lives, stores, malls, and playgrounds.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070604/ap_on_he_me/roller_shoe_injuries

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
6:25 pm
[goombaw]
Damn Heelys
Hi! New to this community. I'd originally posted this over in customers_suck and someone directed me to this comm.
Some kid managed to scuff up one entire side of our store with those damn Heeley shoes. We have hardwood floors in our store, and at the end of the night one of my coworkers was mopping up all the dirt and debris someone managed to track in. After she got all that cleaned up, we discovered that there were Heeley scuff marks all over one side of the store. Front door to back. *headdesk*

Current Mood: awake
1:06 am
[howru]
Postsecret FTW!
soozenw shares an anti-heely postsecret image in this [info]customers_suck post .
Friday, April 20th, 2007
12:40 am
[talianthala]
Firstly...thank you god that someone made this community. ^_^ I've heard so many horror stories involved with these damn skate shoes in other communities it's scary.

I work in a department store. We haven't really had any problems with Heeleys but to err on cautions side I've asked my manager what to do if I saw kids on them in the store.
Me: *Sees an entire HERD of kids on the damn things skating past my dept*
Me: *flicks on radio* (yes we wear headsets) "Hey Manager..what's our policy on Heelies?"
Manager: "Why?"
Me: "There's an entire herd of kids skating on them..they're heading towards mens. Can I ask them to stop?"
Manager: "Absolutely."

I really don't understand why people get so pissy if you ask their kid to stop skating. We don't allow bikes, rollerblades or skateboards in the store..how are Heelies any different? To those stores who make announcements over their PA systems about not skating in the stores I salute you! ^_^

To increase my pain even more I work in the shoe department of my store. So I get about 10 "Do you sell Heelies?" phonecalls every freaking day.
"No we don't. And we never will." And if we evervdo....I quit.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
11:30 am
[th3_wh331]
Dear Negligent Parent,

While I appreciate you stopping your kids from skating around our store after one of your little precious snowflakes almost plowed into one of our massage chairs (which costs $4295), I would have rather you stopped ALL OF THEM before ALL 6 OF THEM NEARLY PLOWED ME DOWN TOGETHER!

I am 5'3" and only weigh 102 lbs.  Having 6 brats approaching me at high speeds AT THE SAME TIME is really not cool. 

Signed,
Pissy retailer

PS- Please do not EVER yell at me again for something you should be yelling at your kids about.  Instead of yelling at me for not moving out of their way fast enough, you should have yelled at them FOR SKATING AROUND MY EFFING STORE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
10:57 am
[aceofbears]
The other day one of the bosses can by with his kids. (This guy used to be my next door neighbor) He was bringing up some product from our main plant for a driver to take out the next day. Any way as we are unloading the pick-up truck his oldest son (about 10) is skating around the plant warehouse on his heelys and he asks me if I know what the most dangerous toy is according to a recent survey. I smile and say "Heelys". He says yes and proceeds to tell me all about them and the dangers as he skates around on the tile floor past drains, tables, pallets of stuff, and around the dock door we are unloading at.
I tell the kid that I know they are dangerous that's why he should wear a helmet, pads, and always watch where he is skating. He rolls his eyes and says he knows that. (But he is doing none of these things) His dad says he is such an expert he has to find out for himself. I wonder how bad it will be when he does find out, he may know things but knowledge isn't wisdom.
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
1:52 am
[ex_shattered767]
department store = not made for skating
For those of you who missed it in C_S, here's a repost with my mouth diarrhea edited out.

Over the weekend I asked for clarification from one of our LP guys: we are allowed to tell someone not to skate in the store, as it is against policy, if we see them rolling along on their Heelys.

Tonight a girl, about 10 years old, was shopping with her mom and (I assume) her dad. Out of the corner of my eye I caught her heeling, so I turned to face her and asked very politely "Please don't skate in the store." She stopped and didn't complain.

Mom started whining that she wasn't skating.

And then as they leave, I catch her doing it again when they're getting ready to step onto the escalator.
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
9:25 am
[superjew4711]
This cart was made for walking.
I was pushing a cart through a VERY busy super Wal*Mart on it's opening weekend.
A little girl walked out in front of my cart.
I almost hit her, so I apologized.
It was only then that I noticed that she was not walking, no no.
She had almost glided into my cart.

If only I could take back apologies.
Monday, February 19th, 2007
5:03 pm
[dreammeanyway]
bwahaha.
Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers! For the safety of your children and our associates, please do not allow your children to skate on their Heelys in our store. Thank you for your cooperation!

Wal-Mart, FTW.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
11:23 am
[speckled_hen]
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
11:16 pm
[dreammeanyway]
truth in advertising
has anyone noticed that in the ads for the dumb things the kids are always wearing helmets? like the moms really make them slap helmets on to protect their precious little brains before they go rocketing around the mall.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
10:42 am
[aceofbears]
Had another encounter with a kid on Heel Skates last night at work. We have a old tile floor that is made up of small little pieces that form a wonderful pattern. It is original tile from when the store was opened some 75+ years ago so it is not something the owners want harmed.
Any way I saw the kid glide across the floor from the counter to a table. However all it took last night was a glare of doom from me to stop the kid. He must have been smart enough to know it was his only warning before I said something.
Monday, January 15th, 2007
1:32 am
[sanat]
Intro post.
Due to growing aggravation over the preponderance of unsupervised and reckless children on Heelys in public spaces, this community has been created mainly for the purpose of venting over collisions and injuries incurred by such. If possible, some members may work on petitions for banning them in their own places of work, stores and schools alike.

In regards to the comm's name, for clarification's sake: we, or at least most of us, aren't saying Heelys themselves should be utterly wiped from the face of the earth, so don't come looking to flame on those grounds. We just don't want to be bowled over while shopping, have our store displays toppled, or be held liable for someone's kid injuring themselves while perpetrating such misdeeds.

sanat is the creator and mod of this community, mainly because no one else thought of it first. If you're interesting in co-modding, speak up.

ETA: Welcome, new co-mod tobais :)
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