The Taco Walk-Off

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Mom, why is Dad home instead of at Tasty Tacos?” Jenny asked as her mother fixed lunch.

“He walked off his job yesterday.”


“He didn’t want to fill a catering order for police officers.”

“Why not?”

“Well, he’s furious about what has been happening lately.”

“Is he going to be fired because he walked off his job?”

“Thankfully, no.  His job will still be there if he chooses to return.”

“Is he the only one who walked off?”

“No.  Several other employees did too.”

Jenny stood up.

“Where are you going?”

“To tell Dad that I’m proud of him.”

100 Words

This story was inspired by a true story about Taco Shop employees choosing to walk off their jobs rather than to serve police officers.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here.

25 Replies to “The Taco Walk-Off”

    1. Yes, it is a tough situation. Fortunately for the employees who walked off their jobs, they weren’t fired. Their jobs will be waiting for them when they return. Let’s hope their actions make a difference.

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    1. I guess it’s a personal decision. Some people might not agree with their actions, saying that them discriminating against the police is no different from the discrimination they are protesting against.

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  1. I don’t think that this is the way to go, but this was well written … and it described some who might want to vilify all police officers even as the complain about vilifying whole other groups of people … More division and wholesale hate is never the way to go IMO.

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    1. Yes, I agree with Dale and you. This isn’t the way to go. There are good police officers. If they want to make a difference don’t fight discrimination with more discrimination. Serve the police regardless of how you might feel about them just as you want them to serve and protect everyone, regardless of race.

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  2. Nice principled take, its horrific what is happening over in the US for the last month or so, and the ripples are being seen all over the world, only yesterday with the resumption of the premier league football after 100 days off, all the players and match referees took a knee before kick off in a show of solidarity. Lets hope this world changes for the better.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it’s horrific what’s happening in the US. It’s good to see people coming together to stand up for change. Hopefully, this will bring about the right changes.


    1. Some people, like his daughter would think he acted courageously while others might not. Others might admire him more for doing his job in spite of his personal feelings. There are those who feel that the good cops need to speak out. Just the other day, officers walked off their jobs.


    1. Dear Rochelle,

      I too agree with Dale and Na’ama. There are good police officers out there. We need more of them on the streets and the bad ones out of the force. Thanks. I saw the article and thought it would make for an interesting story. Not everyone would agree with the father for walking off his job.



  3. Surely there are good police officers out there as well as bad? But still, walking oout of your job for a day is a peaceful protest – one that is less likely to be hi-jacked by violent thugs.

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    1. Yes, there are good officers out there but they are being vilified because of the actions of the bad ones. Some might look at walking off your job as a peaceful protest while others would commend those for remaining on the job regardless of their personal views.


  4. You did a good job of writing the story. Can’t say i sympathize. Yes, there are wrong cops, but not all cops are bad. It’s sad when everyone gets tarred with the same rush no matter how deserving they may be.

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  5. I known the police for 70 years, meet a couple of bad ones. Fortunately lived to tell the tale. I have also meet a some really great police officers. It seems that is being human.

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