You ‘Bout A Dumb Bastard

LMMFAO…you are not going to believe this shit. So I am on the way back to my office for lunch, and I pass one of our facilities people, and like I always do, give a head nod and say what’s up. Now, this time, this guy stops and starts talking to me, while I have my head phones on, so I didn’t know he was talking at first.

So I stopped, took my headphones off, and he says, “you’re probably wondering why when you speak to me, I don’t speak back. It’s because a long time ago, you looked me dead in my face, and didn’t speak. And I fell like if people don’t speak to me, I’m not going to speak back when they start.” Now, this is coming from a young black guy who looks to be about 25-ish years old.

To which I tell him, “I don’t remember ever not speaking, because I speak to every brown person on this campus.” He says, “it doesn’t matter, because he remembers it.” I tell him, “you assume that I looked at you and ignored you, so you don’t speak back, ever?” I go on to say, “and that’s part of the problem, you assume that I slighted you in some way” and he cuts me off saying “I know that you saw me, because you looked me dead in my face, and that’s why I’m not going to speak to you.”

At this point, I really don’t give a damn, so I tell him, “hey, if that’s how you feel, that’s fine, but it’s not going to stop me from speaking to you and every other brown person I see. That’s just who I am.” I then put my headphones back on and finish the walk back to my office.

I just don’t get it, as a man, as a black man, you stop me to tell me that you don’t speak because you feel like I have slighted you in some way. then I tell you I had no idea that I slighted you, but you are still convinced that I did, and have made up your mind about what you perceive to be why I did something?

I just don’t understand what the hell is wrong with you people.

Oh The Irony

Interesting that we live in a country that was founded on slavery, violence, murder, genocide, and all out war.  Yet the current ruling class demands that you be peaceful when you protest their abuse of you.  Now, I don’t know about you, but that makes no damn sense at all to me.

To me, it sounds like they want to keep you docile and accepting of the abuse they are dishing out to you.  Look at all the struggles that people of color in this country have had to endure.  Then remember that they told you that you were allowed to assemble peacefully to protest what was going on.

Then remember what the ruling class of this country did to gain its independence and you tell me, which method was more effective.

There Is A Reason I Don’t Ask People For Shit

So you tell me you are going to the store, and then coming back.  I ask you to get me a copy of Essence with Tracee Ellis Ross on the cover.  That should be a simple yes or no question.  Why does that request prompt you to ask me 4-5 additional questions.

See, this is why I usually don’t ask people for shit.  Because people rarely just say yes or yes no when I ask them questions like this.  I don’t understand it, and it irritates the shit out of me.  Yet another reason why I don’t spend much time around people.  People, most people, annoy the shit out of me.  And when I tell them why they annoy the shit out of me, I’m somehow to bad guy.

I Posted It On Facebook

You know what, some of you need a good kick in the head.  Far too many times people have told me, “I posted it on Facebook, why didn’t you see it?”  Maybe you idiots have forgotten how Facebook works, but you are not the only person I have on my Facebook friends list.

I have told people, unless you tag me in your status message, or I happen to log in right as it passes through my feed, then the odds of me seeing it are pretty damn slim.  Why some of you think that all of your FB friends will always see your status messages, for the life of me I have no fucking clue why you think this.

No, I don’t go and look at your page every time I log in.  There is a high likelihood that I never look at your page unless you tag me in something and I go check.  So please stop assuming that just because you posted something on Facebook that I will see it.

For those of you who continue to think this, you’re a dumb ass.

Not Everyone Pirates Music

So I listen to Pandora a lot.  It is my de facto method of listening to music at work.  But for the last few days, Pandora has been getting on my nerves.  Actually, Pandora and George Lopez are getting on my nerves.  I have the free Pandora subscription which is subsidized by ads, that I have no problem with, that is how you get free stuff.  There is a portion in the Lopez ad where he says congratulations on not pirating music.

The first time I heard it, I did not think much of it, but over the course of time, this shit is getting on my serves.  Their assumption is that if I were not listening to Pandora, I would be stealing music.  As someone who has never pirated any music, this really bothers me.  It bothers me to the point that I am not sure that I will be listening to Pandora any longer.

I am sure that Pandora does not really care about me no longer listening to their station, but I care.  And I know that Pandora probably does not listen to every single ad that is on their service, but that is their fault, and it is also the reason I am no longer watching George Lopez’s late night talk show.  While most will not care, I have long believed that I do not fit in with most, nor understand as most do.

I hate to end my love affair with you Pandora, but I need you to better vet your ads.

Wash Your Hands You Nasty Bastard

So I was just in the bathroom.  And while I was doing my business, I noticed two guys walk out without washing their hands.  Some would say nothing about that is odd, but here is the odd part.  These two nasty bastards, got 2 quick pumps from the hand sanitizer that is just by the door before leaving.

Now, if you are going to use hand sanitizer, why not just wash your hands.  What the hell is wrong with people.  Hand sanitizer is fine when you don’t have soap and water and need a quick “cleaning” of the hands, but in the presence of soap and water, you choose something not as good as soap and water.  Just retarded.

What The Hell?

So I stopped in Kroger to pick a few things up, and they had my BoatHouse Farms Mango Lemonade.  NICE.  I get in line and get behind the last freaking old woman on the planet who writes checks to pay for groceries.

The stupid part is that the lady pulled out a debit card, and sat it on the counter, while she looked for her check book.  That makes no sense to me.  Just before starting to write her check out, she asked the guy at the register for 2 packs of cigarettes.  Not a problem right.  WRONG.  The lane she is in does not have a cigarette case.  The guy behind the register has to go about 4 registers over to find the cigarettes.  Then it took his ass a long time to find the random ass brand of cigarettes that she wanted.

Moral of the story, if your ass wants cigarettes, get in the lane that has a cigarette case.  Lesson #2, If you have a debit card, why in the hell are you writing a check.  WHAT THE FUCK?

EDIT

The other part I forgot is this.  So while the cashier was away looking for cigareets, this old black lady comes from the customer service desk and begins to collect the items of the person behind me.  DA HELL?

The guy who was bagging tells her that the items she is collecting are not those of the old lady in front of me writing the check.  She, in a very nasty voice, tells him, “I know that.”  Then for some reason, she puts the items back on the conveyer belt, I guess she realizes she has picked up the stuff of the person behind me.

Since I have about 8 or 9 items, she tells me I have too many, and that she can only take 3 items over at customer service.  Then, she picks up the stuff, AGAIN, of the guy behind me, who has 5 or  6 items and tells him to come to customer service.  I don’t understand people who have nasty attitudes and then want to be nasty towards a paying customer?  Is it just me, or are people stupid as hell.