armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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.