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Oops, my bad.
« on: June 22, 2009, 03:50:39 pm »
So I was leaving Marden's with the first brand-new pair of Jordans I've ever owned in my life when I noticed two little old ladies sitting at a table just outside the doors.

They were collecting signatures in an effort to get a proposition on the ballot to repeal the recently-passed law that allows gay marriage in Maine.

As offensive and disgusting as this would have been to me anyway, it was made worse by the fact that one of the ladies was, well, ethnic. I don't know if she was latina or mulatto or what, but 50 years ago she would have been riding in the back of the bus and drinking from a separate water fountain. And she was old enough that she may have, at some point in her life, had to do exactly that. Some people are awfully quick to inflict on others the miseries that were ,until fairly recently, inflicted on them.

As I was headed towards them to deliver an angry and hung-over rant about how their bigotry was an affront to human decency (I know there's no such thing but it makes for good oratory), I had a better idea.

I walked across the parking lot to the nearby Coffee Express stand and bought myself a large black coffee, scalding hot.

Then I walked back to the two old ladies and their table and asked if I could sign their petition.

As I took the pen and bent over to sign, I "accidentally" knocked over my cup of coffee, spilling it all over their table.

As near as I can tell, I completely ruined at least 6 full pages of signatures.

Oops. My bad.
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 03:53:36 pm »
One of them was outside Hannaford's last weekend when my daughter and I were getting the groceries.  And yeah, since I had my daughter I didn't really want to cause a scene, but then, it started raining anyway so I think a lot of her signatures got washed out. 
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 03:58:16 pm »
ECH, I salute you for choosing the effective over the spectacle.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 03:58:47 pm »
So I was leaving Marden's with the first brand-new pair of Jordans I've ever owned in my life when I noticed two little old ladies sitting at a table just outside the doors.

They were collecting signatures in an effort to get a proposition on the ballot to repeal the recently-passed law that allows gay marriage in Maine.

As offensive and disgusting as this would have been to me anyway, it was made worse by the fact that one of the ladies was, well, ethnic. I don't know if she was latina or mulatto or what, but 50 years ago she would have been riding in the back of the bus and drinking from a separate water fountain. And she was old enough that she may have, at some point in her life, had to do exactly that. Some people are awfully quick to inflict on others the miseries that were ,until fairly recently, inflicted on them.

As I was headed towards them to deliver an angry and hung-over rant about how their bigotry was an affront to human decency (I know there's no such thing but it makes for good oratory), I had a better idea.

I walked across the parking lot to the nearby Coffee Express stand and bought myself a large black coffee, scalding hot.

Then I walked back to the two old ladies and their table and asked if I could sign their petition.

As I took the pen and bent over to sign, I "accidentally" knocked over my cup of coffee, spilling it all over their table.

As near as I can tell, I completely ruined at least 6 full pages of signatures.

Oops. My bad.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 04:14:01 pm »
Some folks hypocrisy know no bounds.
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 04:15:44 pm »
ECH, I salute you for choosing the effective over the spectacle.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 04:41:02 pm »
Good job, sir!

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 04:44:23 pm »
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 04:56:15 pm »
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Bra-fucking-vo!  That was fucking brilliant!
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 04:56:27 pm »
ECH is a warrior in the gay revolution!


Or better said in the civil rights revolution. Well done sir.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 05:05:49 pm »
People underestimate the usefulness of a well aimed cup of coffee and its knock on effects on paperwork.

Bravo.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2009, 05:18:35 pm »
People underestimate the usefulness of a well aimed cup of coffee and its knock on effects on paperwork.

Bravo.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 05:33:04 pm »
 :lulz:  Well played, sir.
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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2009, 09:15:40 pm »
If I was wearing a hat, I would tip it to you, sir.

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Re: Oops, my bad.
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 10:08:50 pm »
Intermittens material ITT.
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