We live in a relatively rural area. The suburbs are slowly encroaching on the rural population though. We have our share of .... interesting folk.
David pulls in to a spot behing a red van and gets out to pump gas. I notice the guy in front of us, STARING at me.
I swear to you, he looked like Gollum...with a scruffy beard and splotchy mustache.
He was STARING at me all evil-like. Then I notice his van. Let me list just a few of the many, many bumper stickers on his car:
Don't be Ashamed to Be White (with a Rebel flag on it)
It's a White Thing, You Wouldn't Understand
Something about making January 19 a legal holiday. (??)
and the best of all......
The Original Boys in the Hood.
OMG, I found a picture of it on Photobucket. THIS is what the man had on his car:
Seriously!!!! In 2008. Still! Wow. Is this why the evil-stare-off? Was I too tan for him? Were my dark hair and eye brows a dead give-away that I'm not "white?"
People are still like this. How sad. Thank God he was really, really old. Maybe this will die out soon. Or am I pipe-dreaming?