All was business as usual until the guy started discussing politics. Generally in business, you don’t discuss certain topics, as you have no idea wha…t your customer’s stance is on things. It’s seen as unprofessional. Most of us are used to businesses remaining professional & business-like when we are conducting a transaction. Since this guy was a little weird, I wasn’t too surprised. Of course, he also had no idea who he was talking to.
He started off by bringing up “Congress & Senate” and how “they” are not doing anything right. (I didn’t point out that “Congress” consists of the Senate & the House of Reps.) He then asked the following:
“So what ever happened to that plane crash? There was that terrorist attack in Paris & they stopped talking about the plane crash. Did they find it?”
So I told him that indeed they did find it, found both black boxes & are working still to recover the wreckage.
We started talking about the effect terrorism has on our world & he said, “You know, I hate people who don’t like others because of their religion, but I’m really starting to not like that religion.”
I told him that in fact it wasn’t really a religion, but a political ideology. He didn’t really comment on that.
He then started lamenting about the war in Iraq. “Well, I’m under the belief that George W. Bush was a crook. Do you know how much that war cost? Like $22 trillion. You could’ve taken that same money & made like, 22 millionaires instead.”
I said, “So instead of fighting terrorism and the evil going on, we should have taken the same amount of money we spent on war & given it to 22 random Americans?” (Never mind the math discrepancy.)
He sort of thought this was a good idea. Then he added, “And those Weapons of Mass Destruction. What a joke. Everybody knows there were none.”
At this point, Mr. Patriot winced & started tip-toeing out of the room as I took a deep breath, “As a matter of fact, there were over 5,000 chemical warheads & bombs found scattered across Iraqi soil.”
“Huh! No kidding! Really?” He seemed to ponder this information as he dug his finger into his hair bun & scratched. “Well, that Nixon… what a crook. All I can remember were those jowls shaking.”
I said, “At least he had the decency to resign.”
He shook his head. “Nope, he was forced to quit.”
I said, “Perhaps so, but isn’t it interesting that people actually did something about it? Said something about it? Quite different from what we see taking place today, isn’t it?”
He didn’t answer my question. In fact, in all the time he was here, working on our washer, he never once said a word about B.O. or the corruption taking place. It was a broken record about George W. Bush. “We went to war for the oil.” This man has no clue what is happening currently in this country. Granted, he may have lost a few too many brain cells from his “peace, love & patchouli” days, but it was clearly apparent that there are so many people walking around out there, VOTING, who are completely unknowledgeable, unread, brainwashed by the MSM. People who wouldn’t know an original thought if it came up & bit them. Unreal.
So, I was left with a functional washer, which made me happy, but I was also left with a sadness, realizing that there are so many who are quite unreachable. Do we keep trying? Is he at home tonight telling his wife what a weirdo customer he had today? Who knows. I say, I’ll keep trying until my last breath. ~~Sister Patriot