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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:17 PM

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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Reply So today was grocery day (Original post)
backtoblue Aug 22 OP
Marie Marie Aug 22 #1
backtoblue Aug 22 #2
lpbk2713 Aug 22 #3
backtoblue Aug 22 #8
mopinko Aug 22 #4
backtoblue Aug 22 #6
monmouth4 Aug 22 #5
backtoblue Aug 22 #9
Leghorn21 Aug 22 #7
backtoblue Aug 22 #10
keithbvadu2 Aug 22 #11

Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:21 PM

1. I think that they probably appreciated your kind words.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:24 PM

2. I hope it made him have a little better day...

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




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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:24 PM

3. I don't mind so much people displaying their ignorance like that.




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

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:32 PM

8. That's true

However, I was offended for these men.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:24 PM

4. i would sure appreciate it.

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

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:31 PM

6. It's hot as hell today too

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...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:28 PM

5. You did a very kind thing and he will pass it on I'm sure. n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:34 PM

9. Thank you monmouth

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..

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:31 PM

7. Ya done good, blue!!



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:35 PM

10. A-men!



Thank you Leghorn!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 06:48 PM

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

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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