Is MAGA the future..

Today a very EERIE thing happened to me while driving onto the campus of one of my teams I do Game Day choreography with/for.

(This post has nothing to do with this amazing team I love to work with in San Antonio – the Johnson Jaguars.. one of the very best groups of kids I am lucky enough to work with.)

This is my 3rd year coming on campus but this year was different and sort of eye opening.

The school is now completely fenced in around the campus. You can park in the lot just fine – but to enter campus- you have to go through a steel gate. I was perplexed for a bit on figuring how I would make it to the practice room- but luckily – the large main steel gate was open as cleaning crews were getting ready for school to start in two weeks.

I felt all types of ways..

#1 – shocked – amazed – scared – confused .. on why a school would surround itself with a steel gate for no one to enter- or leave (if attacked).

#2 – with all that’s going on- we have a house of leadership who doesn’t care- their answer is to put up another “wall” .. so if this school is attacked- how do the kids get out.

#3 – we are still living in a world of thoughts and prayers (but mostly ignorance). Wake up people

What Trump has done in two years to incite all this is not a shocker to anyone — only those who have not seen these fences at high schools – haven’t been harassed by police or racists – haven’t been around the bad he is spreading with his rhetoric.. are supporting this monster – because they live in areas where this doesn’t occur..

Today was an eye opener of the future of MAGA..

The Absurd and Uneducated claims by a White American Racist…

This week in America will certainly be one that is hopefully just a small blip in the era of Trump that America can soon move on from.

This post is not about politics- and I am certainly not here to persuade a person to think or feel one way or the other. This is just another fact checker at fake and horrifying things that are posted on social media. This particular post struck a nerve with me because it was posted by a family member and I am still at a total loss of words. The one bit of saving grace I have is they were not raised in my household- and it’s very clear when you read this little excerpt posted on their social media.

Take a minute to read this – and share this with your friends and loved ones- to show them how ignorant people can be – especially on social media when they are hidden behind a computer screen.

Reminder- these are in no way – shape- or form – my beliefs. At the bottom, I have written in bold a response to the absurd and uneducated claims of a Proud American Racist..


URGENT PLEASE READ !!!!

Let’s talk about this?  Why is it? And I have friends of all races and most of them think it’s funny and true.
I have often wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race is.??
Or if your a TRUMP Supporter your a racist.
I’m making a point… and whether we like it or not, I’m telling the truth.
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.
And then there are just Americans..or Trump supporters
You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.
You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman” ‘Maga loser’.. And
that’s OK…
But when I call you, Nig ger, Ki ke, Towel he ad, Sand-nigg er, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Goo k, or Chink ..  or a TRUMP Supporter, You call me a racist.
You say that whites or Americans commit a lot of violence against you..or have suppressed your race..
So why are the ghettos and the countries these imagrants are fleeing the most dangerous places to live?  Yet we are racist if want to close our borders.
You have a democratic open border policy for fake asylum seekers.
You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET….
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists.
If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we support TRUMP and our borders you call us racist.
If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that??
A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America
pageant.
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.
There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US
.Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college.
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.
If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our pride in our country to close the border and send  illegal imagrants home, you call us racists.
You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. Steel our tax money, use  our money for our vets and americans that are homeless by illegals getting Medicare and food stamps and all the resources our tax dollars go to pay for people who think our country is bad.
But, when a white police officer shoots a gang member that’s a illegally here or beats up a b drug dealer running from border agents and the law and posing a threat to society, you call them a racist.
I am proud American white male….. But you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists??
There is nothing improper about this e-mail.
Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on.
I sadly don’t think many will.
That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country.
We won’t stand up for ourselves!
BE PROUD TO BE A WHITE AMERICAN PATRIOT.  It’s not a crime
YET…. But getting very close!
It is estimated that ONLY 5% of those reaching this point in
this e-mail, will pass it
on.”

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I was absolutely blown away by this and felt that I had to make a response. Of course I have been attacked in the comments following mine and called various names by all these people who claim to NOT be racist. And after childish bickering, I realized that this is Trumps following- this is what he has them believing- and as scary it is that these people- many of whom I would assume are educated- are spreading this false and horrifying rhetoric to their children and communities.

Here is what I posted back for them – honestly knowing that none of them would ever read it- because it doesn’t fit Trump or his administrations talking points- but I hope that one of them would read it and gain a little education about the organizations they are attacking and why they were formed. And just like the four colored women who Trump is trying to say “hate” America- I will not be silenced..

I have often

wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race

is.??

Or if your a TRUMP Supporter your a racist.

 making a  point…and whether we like it or

not, I’m  telling the truth.

This whole thing is laughable because it seems as though it was made by a small minded racist, who appears to know little about our Country’s history..  Please see all the red below so you may better understand our country and what racism is.

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian

Americans, Arab Americans, etc.

And then there are just Americans..or Trump supporters You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.

There really are no Americans, nearly every single person who lives in our country- including you- is likely from the family of immigrants at some point in time. So, I am going to assume that by American, you mean white man or woman. I don’t think being a Trump supporter is getting you the sneers, I think people smell a racist.

You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’

‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’.Maga loser.. And

that’s OK…

Who is this okay for? No where in the world is this acceptable language. Unfortunately, there are bad in all groups of people. So its not at all fair to generalize these racist statements saying they are a common thing that happens to white man- I’m calling BS.

But when I call you, Nig ger, Ki ke, Towel he ad, Sand-nigg er,

Camel Jockey, Beaner, Goo k, or Chink ..  or a TRUMP Supporter You call me a racist.

Same as above, these terms you have spelled out are sickening- and they do not equate you as a Trump supporter I don’t recall hearing Trump ever use this language. If you use this language, you in fact are a racist.

 

You say that whites or Americans  commit a lot of violence against

you..or have suppressed your race..

I am so confused when you continue to say Americans and Whites as the same thing. It is not the same thing. American does not mean white and I would hope you don’t teach your children that. This is actually edging the racist line (along with every other statement made here).

So why are the ghettos and the countries these imagrants are fleeing the most dangerous places to live?  Yet we are racist if want to close our borders.

No one has ever accused our government for being racist because of closing the borders. This is just something you made up in an apparent rant. All Americans want border control- it is just not a very humane way that it is currently happening. But this is not a racist or Trump issue. This has been happening for years. This is all just another example of Trump and his followers making up lies to put fear in uneducated and elderly white Americans.

You have a democratic open border policy for fake asylum seekers.

Don’t generalize that all the people seeking asylum are fake. That is again a false statement. Making up lies to spread fear is a common and popular tactic with Trumps base.

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin

Luther King Day.

When you say You- who do you mean? Americans have a United Negro College Fund and we all have and all get celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Day. Do you even know why we celebrate Martin Luther King? You should look it up, its one of the most important pieces of history.

 

You have Black History Month.

Whites have 11 others that celebrating popular white figures in history as well as other religious traditions, based around white men and women.

You have Cesar Chavez Day.

You have Yom Hashoah.

You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.

You have the NAACP.

You have BET….

This is where I should stop wasting my time, because you must not even be aware of how racist you sound when you say “You have”- let me correct your false statement- WE HAVE- we meaning ALL Americans. This is where you take Trumps advice and leave this awful place that treats the white man and woman so poorly… and don’t let the door hit ya.

 

If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists.

This is so silly. Lol. You must not have re-read this- American TV is white entertainment television. Over the years, there has been an increase in non white leading actors and actresses, but it is still 45 to 1 on mainstream tv. This is not the stupidest thing you have said yet- but ranks pretty high up there.

If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us

racists.

You have 364 days of white pride day in the United States. So stupid.

 

If we support TRUMP and our borders you call us racist.

Why would anyone think that because you support the borders that you are seen as racist. This is quite confusing. Just because Fox News and Trump spread false stories and start crazy petty lies to pump up the base, and try to say Dems don’t want border security- its just not true. So, this is another stupid statement.

If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.

Confused on why people would think you are a racist? Do you think all black people are racist because they have Black History Month? I’m really starting to think whoever wrote this is a little bit racist. But just slightly, I don’t want to say uneducated, because my purpose is not to attack, but damn- this person seems pretty dumb.

If we had any organization for only whites to

‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.

Make sure you understand the reason for these organizations. I’m also starting to think this is a young child writing this who has not gone through American History. This is laughable too- like man- just proofread what you just wrote. And where is your mother does she know you wrote this?

 

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.

Whats your point? Do you know what a Chamber of Commerce is for? Research before you write pointless statements that further show your ignorance to this subject.

 

Wonder who pays for that??

 Do you know? or just asking for a friend?

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black America pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

Again, do your research… (I’m getting tired of writing this over and over) Black woman were not allowed in the pageant to begin with – so they formed a version for Black women. So don’t spin it as if they have both been around since day one and that whites are not being allowed to compete at the other pageant. Some important things in our society happened in the 1940’ and 1950’s- you should read about it.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students

scholarships… You know we’d be racists.

Over 75% percent of college funds is given to white students.

 

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US

You may not have learned in school that black students were not allowed to attend universities with white students. There was a lot of fighting and national guards involved to allow integration of schools and all races are allowed to attend HBCU’s. You should walk around one of their beautiful campuses and educate yourself rather than spreading false propaganda..

Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a

racist college.

This is laughable! A mostly white college in United States-  hmmmmmm- never heard of any– lol!

 

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.

 If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

Americans of all races marched in the Million Man March. You are sounding like you are getting all your good digs at other races in- but we should definitely NOT call you a racist- because you are TOTALLY not a racist… wink wink..

 

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it.

 But when we announce our pride in our country to close the border and send  illegal imagrants home, you call us racists.

Who has called anyone a racist for closing borders and sending illegal immigrants home? Did you even know that Obama sent home thousands more illegal immigrants than Trump? DO you even know what this issue is that has people upset? It is how they are doing it! 

You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. Steel our tax money, use  our money for our vets and americans that are homeless by illegals getting Medicare and food stamps and all the resources our tax dollars go to pay for people who think our country is bad.

Who in the hell is “You”??

White people steal rob shoot at a much higher rate than any other race in this country.

Steal whose tax money- Everyone (except the wealthy) pay taxes, even illegal immigrants- bet you didn’t know that. They actually paid more in taxes than your President.

And Last time I checked, our vets represent every single race in country.

 

But, when a white police officer shoots a gang member that’s a illegally here or beats up a b drug dealer running from border agents and the law and posing a threat to society, you call them a racist.

I don’t recall hearing media or people call a white policeman a racist for shooting an illegal gang member. You hear the country mad and causing uproar at white and black police officers shooting unarmed black men. This is not a race thing at all- this is a fear of the police issue.

I am proud American white male….. But you call me a racist.

I doubt a random person off the street has every called your Proud White American self a racist- unless you started speaking to them in this crazy rhetoric you have spewed above, then yeah- they probably would call you a racist. 

Why is it that only whites can be racists??

This is your belief and it is very small minded and comes directly from Mr. T’s racism playbook. racists come in all shapes sizes and colors- anyone with a brain knows this.

 

There is nothing improper about this e-mail.

The only thing improper about this email is that you have no facts and you don’t know the facts about why we have all these organizations and special funding for MINORITIES.

 

Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it

on.

The fact that you say on here- “Let’s see who is proud enough” kind of summarizes your whole statement. If you continue to tell yourself you are not a racist- over and over- unfortunately it will not help the fact that you are in fact racist. Which you would be better off admitting and then rewriting this and fix your language to read- “you’d call me a racist” to “ yes, I am a racist.”

I sadly don’t think many will.

Sadly? You think it is sad that only a few small minded people you know would share this?

 

That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country.

I am very confused here- can you enlighten us on what rights we have had taken away from us? This is the stupidest statement in this email- it was not that hard to choose honestly, I had so many to choose from, but this one is real funny. “Lost most of our rights..” lol

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I hope that we can get back to a prosperous country that was continue to grow full of diverse groups and opinions. And it is completely fine to not agree with different points of view, but that’s not what’s happening. Groups of people are being attacked because they are challenging the President. That is what a democracy is. It doesn’t mean people don’t love their country. It means exactly that, if you didn’t love your country why would you bother to fight to make it better for everyone.

Good luck this political season- and whatever line you sit on or across- don’t spread lies and hate. Don’t let this further tear the country apart!

More weird airport encounters..

I have not posted recently about the wild things that I encounter during my daily travel, and mostly because I think I have become so numb to the dumb things people do. But I’ll share a few stories that have come my way this early Thursday morning as I embark to Canada for the weekend.

1. My first story brings us all back to the “dreaded” moving walkway. This brilliant idea that has been scattered through every airport in the world still remains a mystery to so many. For those still curious on what this moving conveyor belt is, let me help solve this airport mystery– low and behold….. this walkway helps you “move” faster through any airport to get you from point A to point B with a little extra “pep” to your step. This is NOT to stand on so you can chat with your travel companion.

Today in Memphis, I pondered on whether I should or should not jump on board this mysterious walkway as it seemed as those many fellow travelers were also going for this speedy ride to our gate. I took the plunge and enjoyed my speed walk for maybe 5 steps until we hit the traffic jam of two airport employees who decided they would stand side-by-side and refuse to let anyone pass them. I could hear numerous moans and groans (they were probably mostly coming from me) and people saying “excuse me” to politely move by.. but these workers were not having our impatience with them and just carried on talking to each – and not moving. This ride ended up taking us 3.5 minutes before we were impatiently able to exit- questioning whether to ever use this service again.

2. The second encounter is just disgusting and makes me wonder about humans and their lack of tact.

I am in the Detroit Sky Club- trying to decide if I want to dabble in some dry packaged scrambled eggs. I open the warmer where they have been resting for hours and stir them around convincing myself that this is not the right move- I noticed a careless man talking on the phone through his AirPods – loud for all to hear him of course because he has no tact- and he is trying to hurry my up because he is ancy to get his eggs. This man gets that sneeze type look on his face- I see it- and then watch him open face sneeze all over the food counter – and all up in the open egg warmer. The look I gave this man could have burned through him and the guy behind him. He said sorry to me and I told him that he needs to apologize to the entire sky club for being tactless and spreading his disgusting virus to innocent people who know how to act in public. He told me I was an asshole and should respect elders. I told him if he acted like an elder and not a toddler who can’t cover his mouth- he might be liked in society.

It’s still early and one more airport to get through- hoping for the best…

Puerto Rico- a hidden gem of the Caribbean

It’s been awhile since I have posted on my travel adventures. I wish I could find the time to write more but sometimes my couch and Netflix trump spending more time staring at my phone and computer.

This blog is just to talk about a hidden Caribbean gem that most people would never think to travel to- Puerto Rico!

Let me start by saying that although this is an American province, the culture is everything but American – and that’s a good thing!

First, let’s start with the language- I was thinking I would arrive and everyone would be speaking wonderful English as they ventured on their own day to day activities. I was very wrong. More times than not during our trip, there was a communication barrier. Many of the adults we met at restaurants or checking in to hotel or in our Uber rides did not speak English at all. Over a dozen times I had to open up google to do some translating magic!

Next, my favorite part of travel: food! The food on the island did not disappoint – especially because I love plantains. Mofongo is the traditional island dish and every time I am here I search for this local treat of mashed up plaintains topped with your choice or protein or vegetables, served with beans and rice! I have yet to have a bad experience with this local treat. Other traditional foods include delicious Meat turnovers (empanadas), avocado salad, fresh ceviche, ham croquettes, and fried chicken and pork. If you are dieting during your stay in PR, your best bet would be to hit up the grocery store.

The men and women of the Island are all very nice and welcoming to tourists! Ladies (or gents) if you are headed to Puerto Rico to find a man, and tall is your taste- you may come up empty handed. The tallest man I saw was pushing 5’10. If you like tattoos, this is your spot. I have never seen more inked men and women. Gents (or ladies) looking for a Puerto Rican girl, this is a wonderland. The women are beautiful and love to show off their curves in skin tight outfits. If you like blondes- this is not your island – unless you fancy an American tourist.

Beach life in Puerto Rico- confidence is key on the public beaches. I saw more buns split by a small piece of fabric than any other Caribbean place I have been to. I almost felt out of place because I didn’t have a speedo or thong and personal speaker blaring house music. I honestly didn’t know that man thongs were such a thing and they come in ALL sizes (except small apparently). The actual beaches in the San Juan area are not the most beautiful of the Caribbean. But the blue and sun filled sky made up for it! Water is a little rough and I would not recommend for little kids. I watched numerous people get slammed by good size waves in the rough water.

Where to stay- I can only speak for myself and the 3 times I have been – but I loved the Condado area. It’s a touristy area but full of local vibes! The hotels are not your normal 3-4 star places you would normally stay in. Most hotels are small – local owned – and typical from what you find anywhere outside the US.

I stayed in Isla Verde area on one trip but this area seemed to be in the not so friendly beach area and the beaches are very plain.

Must do things in Puerto Rico:

1. Old San Juan Fort: I love learning about how islands and cultures came to be- and this fulfills all of that! The fort is very well kept and one of the top spots for scenic pictures! Plan to spend a few hours there to take it all in!

2. El Yunque Rainforest: this was a neat little adventure if you like to hike. You descend down a wet and slippery trail to a beautiful waterfall you can swim in. It’s a rainforest so expect to get wet! But it is well worth the hike!

3. La Placita: this is the bar district in San Juan where you will find all the local hot spots! So many different places to choose from- all wrapped around a little block. Our group had a blast hanging with the locals dancing the drinking night away!

4. BioLuminescent Bay: one of the coolest things I have ever done. It’s about a 45 min trip outside of San Juan and worth the drive. Here you Kayak through a little forested area that opens to a large bay- with moonlight as the only source of light. But wave your hand around in the water to experience the bioluminescent kelp that glows upon touching it. I felt like I was in the scene from The Little Mermaid. It’s an amazing experience!

5. Catamaran Snorkel Trip: looking for amazing beaches? Take a snorkel trip to Flamingo Island and a few spots where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed! The Jolly Pirate was the group we booked with and highly recommend- great captain, great drinks the entire time you are on board, and a nice lunch and snacks. The snorkeling was some of the best I have ever seen- but the beautiful beaches you visit make this a must do excursion.

I am sure there is a lot more to do in Puerto Rico but these are my experiences and I would do them all over again the next adventure I have there! The Island is still in recovery mode from the Hurricanes that slammed the Island a few years ago- but things are looking up for those who call PR home! Can’t wait for my next visit….

#PuertoRico #SanJuan #HistoricOldSanJuan #Fort #Condado #ElYunqueRainforest #BioluminescentBay #Mofongo

Adulting 101- how to be a successful part of a crazed society.

If there is one thing I have learned about growing older- it’s that I should be replacing the word “older” with “wiser” and I am about to tell you why..

FALL- fall is awesome but sucks at the same time if you think about it.. we love to watch the leaves die and create amazing landscapes- and cool weather and warm drinks – but gives us something to look forward to that we love so much and crave: SPRING AND SUMMER- trees and Flowers blooming – rain showers and sun! But

Since you are still reading- On to the real stuff that has you here: Adulting – and it is hard – and I had no idea what was coming for me! And remember – this is a judge free zone – I am not mocking or degrading or disagreeing- this is my expression (views/commentary) of how we live in this crazy 🌎!

Let’s start with some obvious things:

1. Don’t set goals with an age in mind! Ex. I want to own my own house by 26, I want to have kids and be married by 30, etc.. Goals are great to have – but don’t set yourself up to be let down when life isn’t rolling the way you think it’s supposed to!

2. Do not attend your high school reunion! Hopefully you have moved away from your hometown- and we have this thing called Facebook and it has given us the luxury to already know what all the people from your high school are currently doing – and you likely still don’t care. So don’t go – save your money and plan a trip with people you like.

3. Don’t have kids! If you don’t have any now, save yourself the trouble and just hang out with your friends who have kids. This has made me realize that I don’t want my own. I remember how reckless and wild my and my friends were in HS, and you want me to clone myself for me to watch over- no thank you! I’ll just keep vacationing while you post monthly growth charts and first day of school pics.

4. Be smart with your money but not – cheapskate. Set up a retirement fund- set up an IRA- buy some stocks- and then spend the money you work hard to earn! You deserve it! My folks and I don’t see eye to eye on this one, but I look at it like this: we get one trip around the sun, you can save all your money, but it doesn’t go into your cold earthy grave with you! Travel, try different foods, buy cool clothes and shoes, surprise your friends with little gifts, and live a little!

5. Vote- yes your vote does count! Millions did not vote and now we have a Cheeto-dicked orangutan sitting in our highest office and a bunch of clowns feeding his fat a$s circus peanuts. Vote! It is mandatory by law that your employer allows you 3 hours from on election day to get this done!

6. This is for the young readers: don’t get married. I once read a meme that made total sense about the topic of marriage. You are signing a paper to prove ownership over each other. What kind of sh#t is that? Why can’t two best friends cohabitate without a signed paper. Does this signed paper make you love someone more? I hope not. Divorce is more popular than marriage, and comes with a mess of financial issues and heartache. Also- that big huge wedding you want for thousands and thousands- forget about it and use the ceremony money for a down payment on a house- and then host a party inviting all the same people.

7. Final adult tip: while traveling through airport, DO NOT EVER continue to wear your neck pillow as you stroll to your next gate. You look like a complete idiot, and your crocs aren’t helping- you’re just letting us know you live in the dreaded South.

Now get out there and adult and don’t be be an As$h#le to people!

Just another travel day…

Today started like any other travel day: I woke up early, milled around, paid no attention to time and then realized I am about to be late to my flight. So in non-typical fashion, I gather my things at my hotel in Memphis- because my house is rented out to an Airbnb- emphasizing non-typical- and take my time (that I don’t have) and speed to make it to the airport. And like clockwork it begins….

Airport encounter #1

Female, single, name is Shelby, she is a 6th yr college senior, went out late last night. (How do I know this? I don’t, it’s purely the scenario I made up in my head while people watching her as she traveled through the airport). She is in the TSA pre line so I had high hopes for her to glide through the screening process. When she arrived at the TSA agent and my hopes were dashed. For starters, she was in the long wrong line, then she was dumbfounded that she was asked to get rid of her Gatorade bottle or drink it all before she got to the X-ray. Shelby did not like that request and stood around to further question the TSA agent. Next she tries to walk through the x ray machine with her purse and phone in hand. The guy stops her and she is so confused on what to do next because TSApre doesn’t offer trays anymore (which is weird- not her fault). Then she is cleared to walk through, and then gets randomly flagged for extra screening. She stands there confused, and then just grabbed her purse and left.. lol- TSA chases her down and then strangely- just let her go…? Weird

Bye Shelby..

Airport encounter #2

Kevin- late 30’s, just got a new job, has to travel for training in Atlanta, he has a carry on, and is possibly a virgin (Again, this is just my assumption of this persons life- which I know nothing about).

This is nothing exciting – just that annoying person… who waits until they are next to push through the conveyor, to prep for the X-ray machine . So- we all wait for him to put his wallet away, his phone, his metal jewelry, he tries to take his shoes off, and then his computer out- I remind him he doesn’t have to. He then pushes bag and then makes a little hop and skip before he achieves to do one of my travel pet peeves. He walks through the X-ray as slow as he can to make sure it is guaranteed to find any metal. Lol shaking my head and giggling to myself at how silly this guy looks, but he is happy and living his life- and excited for his new job.. lol

Encounter #3

The blondes- family of 3, all in their 50’s, all with bright bleach blonde (leaning on orange) hair, all pretty tan, and have not flown to the beach in year, they usually drive.

This was a very short encounter but I laughed out loud as I walked by them. They had been stopped and had their carryons checked because they were packing some major heat. They had full bottles of hairspray -16oz can- lots of lotion- literally every item they had exceeded 3.5oz by double digits. The best part of it, and causing another outburst- was listening to them, contemplating whether or not to leave security to check a few of their things – all toiletries items. The TSA agent let them know if would cost more to check bags over just buying new supplies once they got to the beach. I wish I had pics …

Yes.. this all happened before I got through security. The rest of my Memphis adventure did not have anything else exciting, until I arrived in Minnesota. The Avis car check out line.

Encounter #4

Two cars ahead of me is Jim. He is in his early 70’s, very conservative, does not drink, and does not put up with anyone’s B.S.

I discover Jim as I drive up to the Avis check out. Jim is outside the car and walking around the car checking for any and all scratches on his rental. He then takes a lap with the young Avis agent who is not interested in Jim’s concerns. Jim is now opening all doors and is giving the Avis agent an earful – and all I want is be a fly in that cars interior to see what Jim is bitching about. After 5 min, which seemed like 20, Jim pulls away to venture into Minneapolis traffic .. bye Jim

Of course I asked the agent what Jim’s problem was .. he was upset that the cars interior was not spotless. Bye Jim again..

And my last encounter (so far)

Encounter #5

Marcy Catherine Gallagher- she is the younger sister of Mary Catherine Gallagher- from Saturday Night Live, she is 30, and is on a very strong dose of Adderall.

I am trying to enjoy a lovely dinner at Olive Garden (do not judge me- this is a guilty pleasure of mine and no one else ever wants to go with me) and Marcy is all hopped and making me question what her co workers think of her. This woman has me on edge like I have never been before. I am honestly trying to figure out how to slip her a Xanax. She has told me she “Loves Ittttt..” numerous times, she has winked at me over 50x, she had a naughty convo about a regular customer and what she wanted to do. The only thing Marcy has not done to annoy me – sniff her armpits..

I have so much more to share about encounter #5 so stay tuned for ..

“I don’t think I got what I ordered..”