So this story took place about 3 years ago. I was on a business trip going from here in BC, Canada to Dallas, TX with one stop in LA, CA.
I was sitting up front in business class on the plane, it was fairly empty except for maybe one or two other singles; until we arrived in LA where a
family of 4 got on, two parents and 2 young kids. I was on one side the cabin by the window and a young boy along with his mom were across the aisle,
with the boy on the outside, nearest to me.
The flight was something like 8 or 9 hours all together so sometime during the flight, the little boy decided that we were going to be friends. I
needed some entertaining so I accepted his friendship and he moved over to my side, taking the seat beside me; his mom thanked me.
He told me about himself, that he was 5 and a half and about his toy dinosaurs that he brought with him everywhere. I humored him by asking questions
about them, putting my discovery channel education in paleontology into full swing
I told him what I did, where I was from (Canada), things I liked, the usual sort of thing you'd converse with a 5 year old about.
A while later his mom retrieved him so he could take a nap. I could tell that he was essentially repeating everything that I had just told him word
for word as if I was pretty much the best thing to ever happen to him in his life
Then something weird happened. After he woke up, I was making faces at him trying to get him to laugh. When he did, his mom told him to shush and
grabbed him. From then on he wouldn't even look my way!
As we were disembarking the plane, I went to shake his hand and say goodbye and he quickly yanked away telling me; "My Mom said I'm not allowed to
talk to communists!"
I laughed out loud and asked what on earth he was talking about. He told me that I was a communist, communists are bad people and he wasn't to speak
I was absolutely dumb founded at the ignorance of that woman! It blew me away! She quickly grabbed his hand and pulled him off the plane, avoiding eye
contact with me.
This is why GW can stay in office for 8 years, there's simply too many painfully stupid people like this! I like to tell this story when I meet some
new American friends over beer
Shes not even the only person I've ever met from down south that believe Canada is a real communist governed government. Amazing!