I couldn't sleep, so I thought I'd share an incident that happened to me yesterday. I went to get a haricut at this barber shop I'd never been in. It was an old fashioned kinda shop where everybody was a regular, and this middle-aged guy in the chair next to me is talking to the woman cutting his hair and ranting about everything that is wrong with the town and the world. I don't know much about the town because I'm just here for grad school, so I didn't care. And then out of no where this guy says that Obama is going to "let in all the queers. And I don't mean 'funny, haha' if you know what I mean." Yeah, because the double entendre was impenetrable. He was referring to the military, and went on to say "if I was in the army, I'd resign, not because I don't like queers, even though I don't, but because those people are a public health problem." He was saying that homosexuals spread disease! And then he had the gall to say to another customer, on an unrelated topic, to trust in Jesus. F*cking hypocrite!
I was reminded of a Ray Bradybury quote: "If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you, and you'll never learn." Well, this asshole sure as hell isn't hiding his ignorance, so now we'll have to wait for someone to hit him. I'm not easily driven to anger, but it took him about fifteen seconds to get me there. Really wanted to sock him one.