Speak s-l-o-w-l-y, I’m blonde, 2018 edition, #3

And this may be the last of this series for a while, but we’ll just have to see what happens…

There was a weekend a while back during which stereotyping was pretty rampant. I am sensitive to stereotyping not because I am black or Native American or whatever. In fact, I am WASPy white. I am sensitive to it partly because I am female but also because I am both a yooper and a denizen of The Planet Ann Arbor. I won’t go into the details too much for now, just suffice it to say people aren’t always sure where/how to pigeonhole me and that suits me just fine but it can get annoying sometimes.

I was kind of ignoring the specifics of the current conversation, enjoying being out on the water for about the first time all summer. I heard someone say something about how “those Democrats” are so lazy that when the mid-term election day rolls around, they won’t roll outta bed to be at the polls until, oh I dunno when, maybe about noon? Why? Because they are too lazy to work when they can just live off the “dole” and since they don’t have jobs, why get out of bed?

OH REALLY?!??!!!

Well. With the disclaimer that I am NOT a registered Democrat, I jumped into that conversation PDQ. Registered Democrat or not, I will be voting in the mid-term election and I will be voting for democratic candidates. And. I will probably not be Voter #1, Mister Mxyzptlk gets to claim that honor. But I WILL be there BEFORE the polls open. And guess what I’ll be doing after I do my civic duty. I will walk home and do my morning chores and THEN. THEN! THEN!!!! I will trundle over to my JOB. A gol-darn decent one at that!

I love the folks who were having this conversation. I think they were trying to be funny and I get that but I have not found a whole lot of “funny” in politics since the advent of the Trumpian Bombasty. I love the folks in the pic too. These are not the folks involved in the stereotyping conversation. They also have a bit of a different political slant than I do, not that I am exactly sure what it is. Er, especially in Mr. Security Froggy’s case…

3 Responses to “Speak s-l-o-w-l-y, I’m blonde, 2018 edition, #3”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Although I never did before, I intend to vote a straight D ticket this time. The GOP has gone way too wackadoodle for me.

  2. Pooh Says:

    I just about threw the remote at the TV when the Twit-In-Chief said ~~How awful it must be for these young men coming up to feel so unsafe, that they might be falsely accused of something that would follow them for the rest of their life. ~~


  3. isa Says:

    @Pooh right? A scary time for those young men. Well, it’s a scary time for young women every day.