One of my favorite past times is to sit at a sidewalk cafe and people watch. The other day I was people watching with my friend and a man came up to us and just started talking. We didn't think much of it, we just thought he was enjoying the sun, but then he started talking about foreigners. Oh boy, I thought, here we go. He said, he was tired of those (bleep, bleep) Ethiopians and Mexicans taking our jobs. They should just go back to where they came from. Once he said that, my friend looked at me and I immediately blanked out. Yes, I could have started in on him. I could have educated him. I could have gotten more fodder for my blog, but frankly sometimes I find there are just some people that are too ignorant for me too even waste my energy on and he was one of them. So, I blanked out, continued people watching and let my friend listen to his rants and raves for another however many minutes he was at our table. He eventually left, I didn't notice, and I was just as happy as when he came (my friend...not so much...LOL).
Thursday, May 8, 2008
You Look Like Me So...
...you must think like me also. I live in probably the most diverse area of metro DC, Silver Spring/Takoma Park (MD & DC) areas. It is great! You name it, we have it: age, race, culture, gender, it's all here, there is nothing homogeneous about my "hood."