I was browsing in a Burbank gift shop yesterday and I asked the store owner how business was doing. She smiled, “Well, you know, hit and miss. I’m sure it will be better soon.” The store was empty.The future looks good for Victoria as she'll probably be able to afford a custom shopping cart and many many cats.
I apologized for not buying anything. “I’m sorry, but my husband now cringes when I order a Hazelnut Iced Coffee at McDonald’s, so I can’t really buy anything.”
Her smile hardened.
“You know, I’ve been speaking at Tea Parties lately. No one seems to know or care that our country just turned Socialist.”
She stared at me like a deer caught in head lights.
I continued, “I don’t like politics, but we have to do something. I’m writing to my Congressmen and Senators now.”
Her teenage assistants with no customers had frozen smiles and frozen bodies.
“Did you know Obama uses our tax payer dollars to pay for abortions?”
She shook her head no.
“He even supports killing 9 month old babies, in the womb.”
She became a ceramic knick knack.
I continued, “It’s called ‘late-term abortion’. Now he’s going to kill sick people and old people. Did you know that Cap & Trade will allow the government to regulate how long we take a shower? And that the “New Health Plan”, happy, happy, will allow the government to decide who lives and who dies?”
Crickets. Dead crickets.
As I opened the door to leave, she shook herself into reality and said, “Thank you and come again.”
The bell jingled as the door shut.
In any case, she'll be happy:
I got into my fuel efficient economy car, with the leopard seat covers, and the bumper that used to have the “I RESIST SOCIALISM” bumper sticker, until it got smashed, and I drove away thinking, “Ignorance is Bliss.”This makes me laugh in a surprisingly untroubled way:
I just can't see it as anything but silliness.