I’m a Patriot.  What are you?

For those of you who are not American citizens, I think it’s world news that the United States is in political turmoil at the moment.

For those of us living in the USA it’s a difficult time.  You have Republicans spewing their garbage and then you have Democrats spewing more garbage.

You cannot go anywhere without hearing someone running off at the mouth about one side or the other.

I’m going to be honest I no longer identify with either group.  And it’s not because Donald Trump is president.  

It’s because if you don’t fully agree with Democrats your stupid, uneducated, not worldly enough to understand their precious point of view.  These groups of people pretend to be tolerant and non-judgemental.  When in actuality they are the total opposite if you don’t see their point or agree with them on their current topic.  They are belittling, occasionally violent, hypocrital and just flat out bullies.

Republicans are no better though.  They like to pretend that issues aren’t there like a cartoon ostrich with it’s head in the sand going, nah nah nah nah nah!  The two groups are eeirly similar.  So maybe, that’s why they don’t get along?

I’m not stupid, I know that there are major political issues that seperated the two long ago.  I’m not ignorant to the fact that Republicans fought to end slavery and Democrat’s were pro slavery.

I just think people have just lost sight of what matters. As I sit in this tiny diner listening to Conway Twitty and Patsy Cline I can’t help but think, how the world they new as normal turned into the world we now view as normal.

I find myself thinking, I’m a patriot.  I’m not going to side with either party.  I stand my fellow neighbor and my flag.  

Please see below for things that are considered intolerable in this country:

1: Violent Protesting – You are destroying your own country moron.  What you destroy tax payers have to pay to rebuild.  Dipshits.

2: Burning the American Flag – Do you know how many men and woman since 1776 has died for that fucking flag.  You’re scum ass pieces of shit need an education.  You aren’t disrespecting the President you are disrespecting every soldier that fought for the rights you have to do what you are doing.  Damn morons.

3. Wearing a Vagina on your head for women everywhere. – NO….JUST NO. God.

4. Being a RACIST – I’m going to expand this one.  Just because I think it needs to be addressed.  Racism is not simply white on black.  So for those of you that are white, and think they woke up this morning with white privilege… Uh no… No that’s not how that works.  This generation don’t know what it feels like to know what it means to see white only bathrooms, water fountains, schools etc. 

It’s fucking 2017!  Ain’t nobody got time for anybody’s racist ass.  Whether it be, black on white, Asian on black or white on black, etc.

Only fucking people in the country who can claim any discrimination by anyone present day is freaking Native Americans.  Unless you are a damn Native American in this country quit your bitching and whining.  Suck it the fuck up.  Go ask them what it feels like to be oppressed.

4. Women’s Right – I’m all for my rights as a woman.  In fact I do not feel oppressed at all.  So much in fact that a chose, I chose, to give up my career and raise my children to grow up and be just fucking like me.  Strong willed, passionate, ambious, strong minded beautiful women.  Just like me.  I don’t need some bent marching up the White House steps to tell me, Congress, or the President how I feel or how I should feel.  I am not nasty.  I am very conservative so much in fact that I believe in myself and my ability to articulate whole sentences all by myself.  I’m not going to say how old I am but I’m old enough to know that my vote over the course of the last 6 elections hadn’t done squat.  

My life is exactly as it was at 18 as it is now.  The only thing these women are doing is making the voices who need to be heard, ignored.  

The majority of what they protest, it’s not a government issue, it’s a, how is your little boy being raised to treat women issue, on the majority of what they protest.

5. Abortion – Seriously…A fetus is a baby… Wanna know why?  It has a fucking heartbeat!!!!  If your heart is beating are not alive? Are you not a person???  Hello!!!  

Personal Accountability is what’s lacking when the majority of women go to have abortions. Like, a woman knows her body, her body will carry a baby, so don’t already your legs unless you are; A: On birth control or B: using condoms. 

You know what laws should be made for men who don’t man up?  Permanent sterilization.  Jail time… Hello there are many things that could happen.

You know what should happen to women who bait men to get them preggo then don’t allow the man to be apart of the kids life?  Same thing!  WOMAN should be punished!

A child needs both parents!  So guess what sweetheart, don’t want your baby?  I know 10 couples who are unable to conceive.  Give it to them!  They would all be wonderful parents.

6. Veterans – All these people are worried about the poor pitiful refugees when we have all these poor pitiful veterans that are homeless.  Or not receiving medical care after having their legs (or any appendage) blown off by the very refugees they are wanting into the country.  

Seriously folks, educate yourself on European countries who have allowed massive amounts of refugees into the country.  Check out Germany first and the mayhem and destruction that the government can’t control there.  Talk about scared shitless, refugees from Syria, the men have NO, ZERO, respect for women.  They will rape your ass and think it’s a normal daily routine.  Like oh, brush my hair, brush my teeth, rape lady who’s giving me refuge, shower, eat breakfast, go to shelter, rape teenage girl, go to lunch with buddies.  Etc etc etc.

Veterans are more important, Americans are more important. Our veterans have horrible mental issues when they come home.  We need to provide better care for them when they are discharged from the military.

7.  Welfare Benefits – Seriously… Why is this even an issue.  People just live your life.  Try to support your family.  Don’t do drugs.  Not hard.

8. Gay rights – You know what I don’t give two shits of John blows George.  Or if Sally loves Ginny.  The government needs to acknowledge these partnerships because love is not blind.  I don’t care who you have in the sack so long as you are happy.

But there is one that I do not agree with.  I don’t care what gender you identify with, if you got a dick go in the men’s room.  If you got tits and a pussy go to the women’s.  That should just be common fucking sense.  

I’m not sure if this is all the issues.  I’m not sure if i mentioned everything that I’m passionate about.  But I do know that I’m not alone.  I know that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

Remember live for today… Don’t worry about tomorrow…

I’m a Patriot… Who’s with me?

Reflections and Eavesdropping?

Is it considered rude if your eavesdropping produces a positive outcome?

I was antiquing as I find it a pleasant hobby for my stress, to go and look at items from the past.  To hold them, to wonder where they have been, sat or what type of home the items were in.  It occupies my mind and allows me to wonder.  However on this particular occasion my wondering was ceased by an elderly man.  

He was on the phone with his wife, complaining about something, I really tried to not listen to his conversation.  I know how most people would feel about it, especially myself, if I were speaking in hushed tones and some nosey girl started listening to my conversation!

I ventured on a few feet and made my way to the front to leave.  I had found some nice pieces of agate stuffed back in behind some old armoire.  Can’t pass that up when you love where I do and can’t find it naturally.

So as I am waiting for the proprietor to join me I hear a phone ring, it’s the elderly man again.  This time he looks close to tears.  I listen, his wife I am assuming is complaining about money.  I hear him mention $15, $20 and then$25 dollars.  I think to myself could he need the money?  If he is about to cry and the holidays are here maybe I should just give him the money?

So he makes arraignments to borrow money off of Stan their neighbor with the woman on the phone and hangs up.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a man’s head hang so low.  I felt awful for him.  So I reach into my pocket pull out $25 and walk over to him.  I left behind my agate…I told him I was sorry for eavesdropping on his phone conversation and handed him the money.  

He tried to tell me what was going on, but I told him that he didn’t need to explain to me unless $25 wasn’t enough then I could give him more.  He shook his head and smiled at me told me it was enough.  I smiled at him said there is always someone with bigger plans than ours I hope somehow I fit into yours today.  I wished him a Merry Christmas and said God Bless and walked out the door.

I haven’t been back to my favorite spot since then, that was the week before Christmas.  Should I be nervous about bumping into him again?  I don’t want him to think I was taking pity on him.  I genuinely was filled with the Christmas spirit and felt compelled to give him the money.
I’m nervous i hope it all turned out ok.

Patience

​Ok so I have to share this because in hindsight it’s pretty funny.  Picture me in Walgreens…dealing with well… Walgreens…my coupon for stuff didn’t work so I had to reapply for it online and of course this takes a whole extra 3-4 minutes.  During this 3-4 time limit I notice an elderly lady get behind me in line…now im not talking 60-70 range I’m talking 78-88 range….
Now I came to the Pharmacy in what I thought was in great preparation for my check-out.  In & Out bam done…no not my luck…so this little old lady is becoming increasingly impatient with each passing second.  And yes, I say second.  She is huffing, puffing, etc because apparently my “rowdy” children are insufferably being children and running amuk around me as I attempt to save myself 150$ dollars.  
With each passing second this little old lady is progressively inching closer and closer to me and then somehow her hand basket is at my heels.  I notice it when i feel a little bump from the hand basket as it hits my heels.  She put it directly in the path of my children so they cant run from the seats I told them to sit in and back to the register where i am standing. (5 Foot gap at most). 

Apparently she thought this was a clever move…my kids just stepped over it because well, they are not toddlers and have hand eye coordination with the capabilities of stepping over objects.
So after several jumps back and forth of kids, and me nearly finishing my coupon application, the old lady has made her way up beside me and ask in the most nasally high pitched hateful voice….
“Can you not just take care of my prescription, while shes doing that, (points to my phone) and send her (points to me) to the back of the line.” 
I look up at her… Eyes wide with shock at the audacity of this little old lady and respond for the cashier. 
“I’m almost done, I think you are capable of waiting for your turn.”  I turn back to my phone and in less than thirty seconds my coupon was submitted and ready to hand to the cashier… But I held onto it for a few moments extra to be a brat.  

At this point my youngest child thought she was going to be a chicken going around clucking and flapping her wings… I told her she made a cute chicken.  My oldests child’s mouth fell open in utter shock… I handed my phone to the cashier pretending not to notice the look of awe from my oldest daughter.

I don’t normally encourage my kids to be bratty… i don’t normally encourage my kids to misbehave in public… But… This…. woman….whom I have never laid eyes on mind you, decided to bark up the wrong tree and errked me on a bad day.  
I usually save this facade of mine for the IRS but hello Sally this lady… Between her huffs, puffs and “could this take any longer” and “oh my gosh” comments..it just got to me today. 
Finally the other cashier (2-3 minutes have passed) decides to ask the lady if she needs assistance… How did the lady respond you ask? Well let me tell ya…
“Well it’s about time, I got in the wrong line, you have already checked out 5 people and this one still hasn’t moved!”  As hateful as you could possibly imagine.
At this point I’ve been really trying hard to keep my mouth shut… I mean this woman is old… Really old… If I use the wrong tone we might have a cardiac event.  So I simply turn to her and gesture with my hand to go to the other line, with a big smile no less. 
I thought she was done… I thought, she’s finally getting waited  on and she will keep her snide rude hateful comments to herself now and stop glaring at my kids and me.  

No… No… No… That didn’t happen…sideways stares…still complaining but she was at least more focused on her problem now that fortunately for karma was more complicated than mine.  
The pharmacist at this point had came to my register.  He was having some issues with the coupon turns out it was a quick fix…. And he resolved my issue.  I couldn’t resist this Golden opportunity… It just presented itself in such prestine magnificence!
I said, “Sir thank you so much for your (look at old lady elevate volume of my voice) PATIENCE. IT IS CERTAINLY A VIRTUE FEW HAVE THIS DAY AND TIME.” I look back at the pharmacist and the cashier and continue.  “I really can’t thank you enough.”. I think at this point my skin is stretched so thin it might year from my smile. 
The pharmacist is talking at this point but I don’t really hear him.  I’m too busy congratulating myself in my head for lecturing the woman on PATIENCE.  I’m just smiling and nodding as if my passive aggressiveness is something to be proud about… I feel the need to do it again so as I try to focus on the words coming out of his mouth.  Sounds like he is asking if I need anything else. 
“No sir, but I can’t stress enough how much your PATIENCE (stare at lady) means to me.  Thanks again.”
I’m maniacally laughing on the inside now because I’m getting long sideways glances.  Oh she heard me and will hear me again and again before i leave…..I can’t laugh yet… Just can’t do it…
So the cashier proceeds to ring me up… Again.. It’s ok at this point I take advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate or say the word patience….I tell her so…
“No worries I’m not in a hurry…I have all the PATIENCE (smile and stare at old lady) in the world.”
The cashier finally processes everything I pay and I’m done.  I can’t resist one last jab because the lady is still standing there her issues nowhere near resolved.  I look at the cashier and smile as I take my stuff…
“I really appreciate your great customer service, your (stare at old lady) PATIENCE, (back to cashier) was above and beyond, Thanks Again.) 

I think she was about to crack up at this point. She wasn’t dumb she knew what I was doing.  I did appreciate her putting up with my snarky comments and rambunctious kids though… It’s tough working customer service.
Thanks for reading my vent…