Life without my work-spouse has had its ups and downs. My bday was pretty awesome, but the rest of it all has been pretty much all downs. I really miss having someone to talk to that at least partly gets me – and what I’m talking about. There’s something to be said for not having to explain yourself all the time.
Since he’s no longer here, I’m getting a lot of his work. Which can be seen positively, as it ensures that I have something to do. Unfortunately, there was at least one thing he was doing that I really didn’t want to have a part of. He worked with the most annoying guy in our group for a week a month, basically. And now I get to do that. Oh well – life happens.
Anyway, this morning I happened to overhear a conversation between two white dudes that I don’t really know, while waiting on the rest of my coworkers to come out for a break. It was so startling to me, that I had to tell someone, but I knew I couldn’t really share it with other people at work, because they wouldn’t even get why I was taken aback by the comments in the first place. I couldn’t update my facebook, because it was too long to text and I don’t have access at work. I couldn’t update my blog at work. I wasn’t going to call my sister in the middle of the day – although I may next time. And it was bursting out of me – I had to tell someone. So – I did something a tad bit out of character – I emailed the team @Racialicious cuz I was gonna POP!
the email (sans intro):
This morning in my work cafeteria I was sitting by myself, waiting for my coworkers to join me on break, when I overheard two white dudes talking about the tragedy of the shooting deaths that took place in Juarez this week.
white guy #1: You know, if we had just invaded and taken over Mexico when we had the chance, we wouldn’t be having all these problems out of there right now.
white guy #2: Yeah. –pause– But then our next president would probably be Mexican.
white guy #1: Haha. Well – at least then he’d be American.
Yup – that’s what it’s like around here. Apparently, there are still folks who don’t believe our president was actually born in Hawaii. More scarily, some people think we should’ve expanded the imperialist vision of our country by conquering Mexico. Which could only remind me of this movie I watched on Netflix – CSA. Apparently the Confederacy actually did plan on expanding toward the south – toward Mexico – and beyond.