I have to share these three stories because they bother the hell out of me.*Item the First:
So I was the checker for two older people... I'd say 50 or so. Suddenly, the woman says in a very quiet whisper, "I don't understand why people do that." She was staring hatefully over my shoulder. Her husband looked embarrassed. I turned to look. There was a family behind me; wife, husband, cute little girl about a year old. I couldn't figure it out for a second, because the kid was being good and the couple wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary. That's when I connected the dots: the husband was black and the wife was white. Was my customer seriously making a racist comment right in front of me?!
I couldn't be sure exactly what the woman was talking about, and it's not my job to be an asstard in response to asstardism, so I opted not to say anything. Still, the thought was horrifying. I kept an ear on the couple behind me out of curiosity, but seriously, totally nice, normal family. I hope to GOD that the customer was talking about something else.*Item the Second:
So I was on Den of Angels, one of the biggest ball-jointed doll forums, and looking up some info on face-ups. Then I ran across this:
"Good on you for doing your own face ups. They are a great bonding experience to have with your doll..."
HOW. DO YOU BOND. WITH AN INANIMATE OBJECT.
And then there's the way people talk about their dolls: "my boy," "my girl." Like they're talking about a living thing. It's... it's so creepy.
Why am I getting one of these
I will be lumped with these crazy people >:'C*Item the Third:
My friend bought the new BioShock
novel for her Kindle, and is posting snippets of it on Facebook. IT SUCKS HORRIBLY. I am so bummed now.