posted on Nov, 20 2016 @ 06:18 PM
a reply to: loam
In all seriousness, I don't see things getting much better anytime soon. This is particularly true
between the races. Thanks to the media, and our failed leadership, suspicion sits behind nearly every interaction now. I've read about it...I've seen
it...I've experienced it. The new national boogeymen man is us.
Strange to hear this after what I experienced today.
I saw an elderly White man attempt to retrieve his newly purchased cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee from the cashier, using one hand. He tightly held a
cane in the other. He was having trouble accomplishing this feat because his hand was shaking terribly.
The middle aged Black lady that was in line behind him, stepped up and told him that she would carry his cup for him. He told her that he appreciated
her help and walked to a nearby table, where he sat down and she placed his cup onto the table.
He thanked the woman and told her playfully, that he didn't know what was happening to him. He said he just had his 94th birthday, and it took him
that long to shake and shimmy, and now he can't turn it off. We all laughed. The lady commented on his thick accent. He said he was visiting from a
tiny country town in Alabama. They talked for a short spell. The lady got back in line, bought her coffee and left.
Now it is interesting to me, because you will never see anyone posting or commenting on this kind of encounter, which happens a thousand times a day.
But an incident were there is a display of hate between a Black or White person and suddenly it is representative of a coming race war and it goes
You are right the national boogeyman is us.