Racist Okie

Got into what you might call a “spirited conversation” with one of my neighbors.  He seems to think I am racist because I want people to speak English and I don’t think they should be given a driver’s lic. if they cannot speak English or at the very least, be able to read the language.

Because of this disagreement, he tags me a racist, which I don’t think is fair.

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream ‘racism’ these days.

 So, the customer asked, “In what aisle could I find the Polish sausage?”  The clerk looks at him and says, “Are you Polish?”  The guy (clearly offended) says, “Well, yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?

Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican?’  If I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?”

The clerk says, “Well, no, I probably wouldn’t!”

With deep self-righteous indignation, the guy says, “Well then, 
why did you ask me if I’m Polish because I asked for Polish sausage?”

The clerk replied, “It’s because you’re in Home Depot.”

Guess it is all in the way you look at things?  I wear quite a few hats, I have been tagged more than once for my views, but racist, I am not.  Oh well, no use diggin’ up a dead-horse to see if it smells bad, let us move on.

I note this morning that everyone seems to be working on New Year’s Resolutions, and writing all about it, the self-appointed Guru’s of the Internet, once again, have it all figured it out.  Some of us who have been around for awhile, can almost see it coming.

There is the Christmas thing.  And then The New Year’s Thing.  The Resolution thing and it goes on and on, almost to the point of being unstoppable.  Might ought to assign it a season of the year, we could call it the “Wordpress.com Silly Season.”

Yeah, that might work.

As for right now, or at least the next four or five days, it is pretty well defined and expected when you come online.  It is all about time.  How much you have left is anyone’s guess, how much of it that is used up is another question, what remains is to be seen  … Use it or lose it is what my Daddy used to say.

2012 is rapidly approaching and is on the horizon as 2011 much like a tired old soldier, slowly fades away.

As for myself, I only make one resolution per year, it is the same old thing year after year.

What is it you ask?

It is this:  “Every year at the beginning of each New Year I make one resolution … to NOT make any resolutions.” 

Sure takes off a lot of the pressure … and I am again “at peace with the world.”

Yeah, sure.

Come on by tomorrow and we will talk about being melancholy and sad at Christmas and the loneliest whale in the world.


3 thoughts on “Racist Okie

  1. I have to agree with you…..if you live in an English speaking nation and want to participate in its resources etc….learn to speak basic English!
    “Nuff said!
    “enuff said?” … Oh cont-rare! I have just begun to pontificate … Yeahsus.
    Have a nice Christmas?



  2. Yeppers, I too have been called racist…you should have seen their face when I told them I enjoy chocolate milk just as much as white milk.

    Some people just never get it.

    I’ll have to agree with the speaking English part…but around these parts we tend to tell them to speak Cherokee or get out…

    Life is great.

    In this country, we “accommodate” every race known to man, except the native born. I for one, find myself tired of it. They print the ballot in the state of California in 13 languages now. The gas company sent me a bill with English on one side and Spanish printed on the reverse. I sent them a terse letter that frankly said, I didn’t want to see that ____ anymore and now all of my bills are in English.

    If that makes me racist, then so be it.



  3. I agree on the English business. If we went to any other country, we’d be expected to know the primary language. We have found when we travel to another country, natives are much more likely to help out the English-speaking visitor if we attempt to speak just a few words in greeting in their native language, It’s a respectful thing… we don’t expect them to speak English. We’ve communicated with simple charades when there was a barrier… worked fine. By the time we leave a country, we know enough of the native language to get around and get what we need.

    My beef is not with the immigrants, but the government. We should not be providing them all the essentials that they need, this tends to allow them to circumvent our culture and our ways, when we go out of our way to accommodate them. Which is highly unlikely in the country of which they migrated from. No one in Honduras is going out of their way to put it in English for me.

    New Year’s resolutions are a ridiculous tradition if you ask me. Just like the hype of buying all these gifts for Christmas, we make silly resolve to do something about our bad habits at the start of a fresh, new, year. It’s another ploy for places like fitness clubs and weight loss clinics where memberships skyrocket in January, and plummet by March. It’s all about MONEY.

    I got a call from a fitness outfit, they said they would give me three free visits and for me to bring some loose fitting clothing. Now if I did have some loose fitting clothing, why would I need a fitness club.



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