Monday, April 20, 2009

Lunch with a side of anti-semitism

I haven’t had anything of interest to say lately except that I’m feeling a tad burned out, but I sure as hell don’t want to hear me whine so I am pretty sure nobody else does too.

However, I was reminded today of a choice conversation I overheard last week that I would be remiss in keeping to myself. The other day at lunch I was lucky enough to be sitting next to a pair of older ladies and instead of reading my book I stared at it as if it was telling me something extremely important in the hopes that they wouldn’t catch on to the fact that I was listening to their conversation.

Now before you get all Judgy McJudgerson on my ass I assure you that you would have been listening in too. Really the conversation consisted of woman ranting about the state of the world while the other woman nodded and threw in a few “You’re telling me”s for good measure.

Basically, for a good fifteen minutes this woman went on and on about those damn Mexicans and, really, when it comes right down to it, they are the ones that ruined the economy. While we’re on the subject of the economy what is with Prez Obama and flying everywhere on Air Force One? Can you believe how much fuel that costs?

Between him and the damn Mexicans it’s a miracle the economy isn’t completely in the dumps! Oh, and did you see who he hired to be the head of Homeland Security? A JEW!

Yep. At this point it was fairly obvious that I wasn’t reading my book and they left soon after so I didn’t get any more pearls of wisdom to share. My guess is they want on a tour of all the local wineries and then drove home drunk.

On a completely unrelated note, despite his hate for the blogosphere Chuckles is tweeting for his company (@Wilmerco) and everybody should follow him because he really does live up to his name. In fact, I just have to share my favorite one: “Kate's been mistakenly complaining about hot flashes this afternoon. What she means to say is flare-ups.” Sorry, Kate… Also, my friend, Maria, started a blog and she is quite the funny gal so you should check it out.


Jay said...

Burned out? I suppose it is 4/20 after all. Pass the Oreos please!

April said...


shine (the artist formerly known as meshealle) said...

Old ladies are awesome. I'm so glad they don't run the world, though.

Not that I'm being sexist...I swear!

Maxie said...

Are you sure you weren't sitting across from my grandmother? Sounds just like something she would say. Ugh.

Jane said...

Sheesh. I prefer my breakfast without a side of ignorance/hatred/bigotry.

But to each her own, I guess. At least they're old and don't have too many voting years left, right?

Yes, I am kind of the devil.

Bayjb said...

Wow. That sounds like something my grandparents would say. God love them but they are old-school.

I may have to check Chuckles out in the Twitter-sphere

Dingo said...

You should've gone up to them and said, "Hola! Do you know where I can find the nearest kosher deli, por favor?" And just for good measure, you should've said, "My lesbian lover and I are on our way to our civil ceremony and we want to get some cupcakes for our flower girl who is a wiccan."

I love calling bigots out on their shit.

Matt said...

Bless her heart.

Kristen said...

The old ladies that volunteer where I work were all upset about Hillary spending all of Bill's money on her "silly campaign," and now they complain that she's never home to take care of poor Bill and she's always trotting off all over the world and leaving him home alone.

Like Bill gives a flying monkey's ass what Hillary does...

Meg Kathleen said...

Jay - Mmmm...Oreos. Damn. There goes the diet. Thanks a lot buddy.

April - Yep, that's about all I could say too.

Shine - It wouldn't be sexist if you said it's a good thing old men don't run the world!

Maxie - I don't know. What does your grandma look like?

Jane - We can only hope. I guess I have some of the devil in me too...

Bayjb - Same with my grandparents...unfortunately.

Dingo - Can you just hang out with me all the time? I can never think of these things on my own. I'd pay you in cookies. That's got be better than teaching bratty kids english right?

Matt - Indeed.

Kristen - Could you start tape recording conversations that go on at work? With this and the copier fiasco's I can't imagine how hilariously stupid these women must be.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love old people. I worked at a bingo hall for five years. The stories and comments I heard ... jeez, they were nutty!!

Kelly said...

Old people are crazy! My grandma used to be that way, but now that she's lonely and old, her best friend is a black person! HA HA!

Great to see you/read you!

shine said...

But old men kind of do run the I can't really say it's a good thing they don't. But I'm not happy about it.