'Tard of the Week - Anonymous Pedicure Customer

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"Well. Isn't that the most ignorant thing I've heard today."

I made this comment in my previous blog entry.

Stupid, stupid blogger. Really stupid. I should know not to tempt the fates in such a manner.

I went to get my pedicure today in a salon located in a small strip mall near our home (ah, pedicure, how I love thee!). The space next to the salon has recently been rented out by the Obama campaign, and they have all their signage up.

Well, I'm sitting there getting my toes done and reading Whale Season when this week's 'Tard, a woman in the chair next to me, calls someone on her cell phone. She tells the person on the other end how the Obama campaign has set up "right here in Parker!" and how they should "do something!" because "Democrats should not be allowed to vote!"

At first I thought she was being facetious, in the way that I make jokes about people being too stupid and ignorant to vote. Alas, poor Yorick, that was not the case. As the conversation progressed, she made it very clear that yes, she honestly thought Democrats should not be allowed to vote in Douglas County. Evidently the vocal minority in our fair county make her twitchy, and she believes we should all just shut up because we're ruining the quality of life for the real Americans.

I guess we subversive Democrats accomplish this ruin with all our terrorist-sponsoring activities such as funding the food bank, and supporting the ACLU, and providing assistance to help poor families keep the lights on. I can see why we should crawl under a rock and die - we really suck.

She hung up and went away before I could either A) ask her if real Americans are those who burn crosses on lawns on Saturday and worship before them on Sundays, or B) hit her in the face with a shovel.

It's probably best. I wouldn't want to burn my last vacation day of the fiscal year waiting for my Smart Man to come bail me out.

Fucking 'tard.

12 comments:

Jeri said...

Actually, I think she didn't go far enough.

Voters should not be allowed to vote.

Anne C. said...

Jeri - Like politicians should not be allowed into office? ;)

So glad you're not in jail, Janiece. That story read like it was one of those fake news stories we made up, only ours would have ended with you braining the woman with your Shovel O'Doom screaming Moo, Bitch, Moo!

Cindi in CO said...

Or TONG, MOTHERFUCKER, TONG!

Janiece Murphy said...

I think, had that happened, the Smart Man would of been laughing too hard to bail me out in a timely manner. So really, it's all for the best.

Hehe.

Carol Elaine said...

I would have been so tempted to stand at that moment and stab her with a nail file.

(So sayeth the pacifist - doesn't mean I don't get steaming angry.)

mom in northern said...

Your "smart man" - no make that "your smart family" would have been more then willing to join you in the pokey...shovels at the ready

Janiece Murphy said...

True enough, Mom. But then who would bail us out?

Nathan said...

I really wish this woman had stuck around long enough to get a direct response from you.

That would have been fun to read about.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

I would DROP EVERYTHING and come and bail all of you out.
And then drive up and down Parker with a megaphone touting the deceits of the Repubs and singing the praises of the Dems.
AS LOUDLY AS I COULD.

Janiece Murphy said...

Amy, I can always count on you.

Hee!

Jeri said...

Bryan thought you were kidding. That this is a satirical post. Unfortunately, I had to inform him that you are pretty clear about your intent when you write those - and this isn't one of 'em.

Sigh. Let me know where I can wire bail money.

Janiece Murphy said...

Poor Bryan. When I told the Smart Man about it, he wasn't at all surprised.

And you can wire the bail money to Amy, aka The Mechanicky Gal, our designated bail agent.