Friday, June 24, 2005
Real Live Conversations
I went into the 7-11 to get a Cherry Coke. I like Cherry Coke. I swear, I didn’t go to start an argument. But I’m a little tired, and the filter that normally controls the flow of words from brain to mouth seems to function poorly when I’m tired.
In front of me was a woman making a purchase, and one of her purchases was a newspaper. On the front of the newspaper was a story about the Supreme Court decision.
“So, now they can just take away your home,” said the woman behind the counter. She shook her head in obvious anger. I, still in spectator mode, said nothing; people should be upset about the ruling. “I can’t believe it. I’m just so tired of Bush.”
“What the hell did he have to do with this? This was a Supreme Court decision...”
And the conversation degenerated from there.
I’m sure that, if you look just right, there’s a lesson here. I swear I can’t find it, though.