#1 I had a run-in with an unstable right-wing customer tonight...
07-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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I had a run-in with an unstable right-wing customer tonight...
Edited on Wed Jul-08-09 04:58 AM by armyowalgreens
Generally speaking, I don't advertise my political ideologies. And this is why...
I was waiting on a seemingly very nice old couple tonight and the restaurant was very slow. So I sat down and we sparked up a conversation about how the old man use to be a pastor (I'm agnostic, but he seemed like a nice guy) and my job/schooling. I explained to them that I am an undergrad planning on going to law school. But between my undergrad and law school I'm planning on joining the Peace Corp...
Well I'll be damned if the old mans face didn't get this disgusted look on his face. "You're not doing it because OBAMA told you to, are you?"
I kind of stopped for a moment to mull over the reasons why he would say such a thing. Of course my crazy-alarm was going off. I said "uhhh no I want to have a career in foreign aid work and I thought the Peace Corp. would be a nice start"...
That's when the old man changed from kind old Jesus lover to psychotic idiot.
"Well I'm glad you aren't doing it because OBAMA forced you to."
"I've gotta tell you that man is going to destroy this country. You know he's a socialist..."
That's when I remembered that I am, in fact, a socialist myself.
"uhhhh yeaaaaaahhh I don't know...."
"Oh no, he is. He might even be," and he leaned in towards me and strengthened his voice, " a COMMUNIST!"
The wife chimed in "I don't even know how he got elected."
I stumbled over this pot hole of insanity "uuuhhhhh yeah some people think that"
"Wait, you don't support him do you? Are you a liberal?"
Not knowing exactly how to respond and frightened for my life I said, "Well I'm left of center when it comes to politics and I voted for Obama because I liked his policies. But he isn't exactly living up to his promises..."
I don't think he realized that I meant that Obama wasn't liberal enough. But he seemed a bit unsettled by the fact that I was "left of center" (if that isn't the understatement of the fucking century).
I decided that we were heading down a very bad path. So I changed the subject to politicians, in general, in hopes of staying away from my political views. After all, I am relying on these people to leave me a good tip. I also don't want to find out that he has a hair-trigger finger and a .357 in his pants.
"I mean I'm definitely not a republican, but I think I share your discontent with politicians in general"
He smiled and puffed up his chest, "Yeah those people make me sick. They don't actually give a damn about us"
Feeling better about the situation I said "Yeah I'd have to agree. I can only think of a few truly genuine politicians"
This is when he jumped off the diving-board of lunacy and cannon-balled into the deep end of mental illness.
"Yeah well I don't trust any of them. America hasn't actually had a president since Reagan. If I had it my way, I'd fire all of them, dissolve congress, and form a dictatorship. I'd be a benevolent dictator."
I swear to god folks I can't make this shit up. His belief that he is some sort of Deity kind of scared the fucking shit out of me...and then he nonchalantly said...
"Yeah and I'd deport all the illegals, stop welfare and kill all the socialists too." :yoiks:
Was he advocating for the assassination of Obama? I'd like to say no. But logic points to "abso-fucking-lutely". Just as horrifying, he was essentially advocating that I be killed.
He went on to say that only lazy "******s" need welfare. He felt compelled to explain the difference between a "black person" and a "******".
By the end of our conversation, my head was spinning, I think I might have shat myself and I wanted to get the hell away from that couple as quickly as possible.
As I turned to walk to the kitchen, the old man said "You seem like a nice kid, I think I'd make you my right hand man"...I thanked him for the consideration and walked back to the kitchen where I chugged a glass of water and reflected on what had just taken place.
The incredible irony of this entire "event" was that as they walked out the front door, the old man said that if I ever ran for office, he'd vote for me because I seemed "genuine"...
You've heard it hear folks. A right-wing Christian murderous dictator-wannabe nut case just endorsed a godless socialist for public office. :patriot:
My god. I need to go wash the "holyfuckingshit" off me.REP Donating Member (1000+ posts)
1. That's unbelievable
Edited on Wed Jul-08-09 04:39 AM by REP
When I waited tables, they had us do side work when it was slow, not sit and gab with customers.
11. I don't buy it
Not a word of it.cherokeeprogressive
48. I don't buy it either, but probably for different reasons...
Whenever someone quotes so much of a conversation they had with someone, I tend to believe that some, if not all of their story is either made up or embellished to the point as to be comparable to the actual conversation as trout are comparable to clouds.
When a writer uses "" quotation marks to relate a conversation, the reader has the reasonable expectation that they are reading a verbatim account of what was said. So, unless the writer of the OP was taking copious notes, or had a voice recorder handy, I don't buy for a minute that what was represented as a verbatim account of what was said, I don't buy it.
19. Also forgot to add. He likes Sarah Palin.
He said he couldn't believe how the media was treating her children.Lilyeye (408 posts)
21. Great. Another imbecile right wing "Pastor" ignoring the teachings of Jesus
by sprewing hatred and biotry. These people make me sick to my stomach. Then to top it off his a Sarah Palin fan? :puke:Buzz Clik (1000+ posts)
27. There are people who post at DU who are similar emotional powder kegs.
Edited on Wed Jul-08-09 08:00 AM by Buzz Clik
I'm guessing that they plague ordinary, unsuspecting nice folks every day.
Person: "Nice day, eh?"
Insane DUer: "There will never be another nice day until Dick Cheney and Bush are in orange jumpsuits behind bars."
Person: "Oh, well..."
Insane DUer: "You aren't a Republican are you? All Republicans are evil."
Person: "You see..."
Insane DUer: "It doesn't matter. Centrists are just as horrible. They stand for nothing! Our lives are run by corporations, and they just don't give a damn."
Person: "You work for a corporation, judging by the Sprint hat you're wearing and the logo on your shirt and watch."
Insane DUer: "They're soul crushing bastards! They hate me because I'm an atheist."
Person: "Really? Sprint has a policy about atheism?"
Insane DUer: "Nothing in writing, but they jam Christianity down my throat every day, what with the Easter egg hunts and Christmas parties and Halloween costumes."
Person: "Well, Halloween really isn't a Christian holiday..."
Insane DUer: "Oh, shit! You're one of those naive, brainwashed worshipers of a man on a stick. What's your IQ -- 55?"
Person: "My bus is here. Have a nice day."
Insane DUer: "Just keep polluting the atmosphere with your carbon dioxide. I'll dance on your grave when global warming kills us all, you morally bankrupt sonuvabitch!"
(The Person scurries onto the bus, and the bus drives off with Insane DUer shouting after him about "civil rights for everyone")
Bus passenger (to Person): Holy crapoli! What was that?
Person: I really don't know, but I was getting concerned for my physical well being. Where is this bus going?
Bus passenger: Wow. This bus goes to the mall.
Person: The mall? Whatever. I just needed to get away from that loon.
For the record, I have had every one of those comments said to me here at DU. Not by the same person at the same time, but imagine the horror if some DUer became unhinged and started spouting DU dogma at an unsuspecting innocent.
07-08-2009, 11:58 AM
I know this particular DUmmy is a newbie and rather young, but he/she/it really needs to learn how to write more concise bouncies.
07-08-2009, 11:58 AM
I would believe armyowalgreens if she had been conversing with my grandfather.
Last summer, my grandpa greeted me with "I thought you'd be thinner by now", followed closely by "Well, we don't need a blackie for president". I ignored the first comment and told him "I'm disappointed in you, Grandpa, that you resort to a racial attack when there are probably several policy issues you could point to as reasons not to vote for Obama".
Then, of course, he told me I was right in the primaries to support Hillary, because she'd be better than Obama.
07-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Gotta love Buzz Clik, though. :D
I found it annoying when the wait staff at Gunther Toody's perched on the edge of the seating to take our orders a few years back. I guess I wasn't the only one who was annoyed because they stopped that practice.
I don't want to know anything about the private lives of servers when I eat out. Just like I never wanted to know anything about the private lives of customers when I was a server. They need to work on plot development over on DU.
07-08-2009, 02:18 PM
I hate annoying waitstaff at restaurants. The first time I ate at a TGI Fridays, we had a waitress who told us "Just call me Bubbles!". It was enough to make me miss the waiters from Farrells', who would serenade you on your birthday and make a big deal if you were able to consume their famous "Pig Sundae".
07-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Mr. Walgreens is either a really moronic DUer or a greyt mole!!!
And Buzzy was top rate in that thread, I should take his ban off for that one. :DMay the FORCE be with you!
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