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backtoblue

(11,343 posts)
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:17 PM Aug 2019

So today was grocery day

The first house on my rural road is a crack house waving a giant confederate flag. I do not know these neighbors, nor do I want to.

Today is grocery day, so I drove into town .

There was a road crew working on the bridge. Two flagmen and two men working on the bridge. One black man and three hispanic/latino men.

The black man was holding a stop/slow sign...right in front of the house with the confederate flag.

When he stopped me, I waved him to my window. I said that I was sorry that he had to work in front of that hateful house and that most people on this hill didn't hate like that. He was polite and said a simple thank you.

I'm embarrassed and sick that these people had to be exposed to that shit.

How would you all respond and did I say the right thing?

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So today was grocery day (Original Post) backtoblue Aug 2019 OP
I think that they probably appreciated your kind words. Marie Marie Aug 2019 #1
I hope it made him have a little better day... backtoblue Aug 2019 #2
I don't mind so much people displaying their ignorance like that. lpbk2713 Aug 2019 #3
That's true backtoblue Aug 2019 #8
i would sure appreciate it. mopinko Aug 2019 #4
It's hot as hell today too backtoblue Aug 2019 #6
You did a very kind thing and he will pass it on I'm sure. n/t monmouth4 Aug 2019 #5
Thank you monmouth backtoblue Aug 2019 #9
Ya done good, blue!! Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #7
A-men! backtoblue Aug 2019 #10
I hope you took your picture ID with you to buy groceries as Trump said it was required. keithbvadu2 Aug 2019 #11

backtoblue

(11,343 posts)
2. I hope it made him have a little better day...
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:24 PM
Aug 2019

I've been giving serious thought whether to stay or move to a more liberal/less hateful area.




lpbk2713

(42,736 posts)
3. I don't mind so much people displaying their ignorance like that.
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:24 PM
Aug 2019



It lets me know I don't have to waste any time with them.

mopinko

(69,982 posts)
4. i would sure appreciate it.
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:24 PM
Aug 2019

i would think all the more so for a flagger. a truly boring job, dangerous, and thankless.

backtoblue

(11,343 posts)
6. It's hot as hell today too
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:31 PM
Aug 2019

I cannot imagine standing out there in the heat, let alone under that flag...

I wish people could open their hearts and minds... And I hope I wasn't the only one who showed kindness/caring...

backtoblue

(11,343 posts)
9. Thank you monmouth
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:34 PM
Aug 2019

It didn't take anything away from my day to talk with him. I hope I wasn't the only person on my road to speak out..

keithbvadu2

(36,640 posts)
11. I hope you took your picture ID with you to buy groceries as Trump said it was required.
Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:48 PM
Aug 2019

I hope you took your picture ID with you to buy groceries as Trump said it was required.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142123194

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