My open-minded neighbors

By From page A7 | October 19, 2012


Last week, as I was parking my vehicle with a large “Vote Obama” sign on top, a man, sporting an NRA cap, approached me. Judging from the look on his face, I knew he was not about to shake my hand. In my estimation, NRA and “angry man” are like two peas in a pod, so I immediately looked for a gun, but saw none. He pointed to the sign and asked: “Did you vote for that guy last time?” I told the truth: “You bet, and proud it of.” His retort: “You must be the only white guy around here that admits to voting for this n….r!”

Then I made my way to Home Depot. This was my lucky day. As I was exiting my vehicle, someone yelled from his pick up: “You better be careful with that sign around here!”

I wondered how many times, in a single day, I could park without being threatened for my political beliefs. “Probably none” is my guess.


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