Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stereotypes and being just plain rude.

I’m not a big fan of the Republican party here in the United States.  I’m registered as an independent and vote Democrat probably 90% of the time.  But that didn’t stop me from wanting to tell this customer today to just shut up, pay for her damn beer and get the hell out.

She’s probably in her late 20’s or early 30’s.  She and her friend come into the store and as they are walking around getting their stuff I hear them bitching and moaning about Republicans.  That’s OK, everyone has their right to their opinion and to talk about it with their friends.

My coworker was ringing her up, I was ringing up one of our regulars, when an older  man in a 3-piece suit comes in to use the restroom.  Bitchy customer looks at him and asks him “Are you a Republican?”  He replies politely "Why?” She comes back with “It’s a yes or no question, just answer it.”  He says “Yes.”

“Eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww.”  Yes, she actually said that.  The poor man just wanted to pee, didn’t confront her at all and she feels the need to offend him.

Funny thing, though, is that she didn’t bother asking the 20 year old guy with long hair wearing jeans and a T-shirt that question.  Or any of the other 3 or 4 customers that were in the store.  Nope, because if you’re wearing a 3 piece suit you must be a Republican.  And if you’re a Republican you must want to ban all birth-control and force every pregnant woman to carry every unwanted child to term.  Because, as we all know, that’s what every Republican believes. (The coworker helping her asked her why she hated Republicans so bad, and that’s all she came up with.)

It’s just plain stupid to think that every Republican has the exact same beliefs, just like it would be stupid to think that every Democrat wants to ban all guns, get every internal combustion engine removed from the planet and eliminate all defense funding.

And it’s just downright rude to drag some unsuspecting guy who just wants to relieve himself into your own bad hair day.  No excuse for it.


Lisa Shafer said...

Some people never really leave junior high.

Max said...

Ain't that the truth :)

Lisa Shafer said...

And from a 13-year-old, the response of "ewwwwww" would be normal.

Max said...

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that from a 13 year-old I'd be a millionaire.

Karen S. said...

So sad, and she probably had a bad hair day going on most all of her know the 2 or 3 year old that kicks their Mommy in the middle of the grocery store....because they can't open the cereal box until they get yeah what does Mommy do, of course sweetie have whatever you want!......come on I know you've seen this too!

Max said...

Karen - oh yeah, I've seen that many times and I just think "Yipee, that spoiled kid is going to be in my class in six or seven years, yay!" I've made that mistake at the beginning of a school year a couple of times and paid the price. I just want to take that parent aside and say "Do you realize how much harder it is going to be to get your kid to listen to NO when they are 13?"