Breakfast: Cheese omelette with a side of truth from the old guy.Submitted by fishyculture on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:39
It is a tiny town, and we are already known to the locals, much more so than we know them. When we walked into the restaurant, we saw an old man we have chatted with nearly every time we go to breakfast. You know the guy, born and raised in the area, knows everyone and spends his mornings at the local cafe, gossiping with "the boys" - the other old timers.
I already managed to get crossways with one neighbor, an old guy who lives down the road from our farm. We got it worked out, but that old guy and this old guy are friends, so when I saw him I thought perhaps I caught a bit of "stink eye" but smiled big and said "Hello" and had a seat.
It took a bit, but he finally could not help but be himself, and he started chatting. I was glad for it, but was not surprised at all when he gave me the standard lecture about how we will always have war. I defended the concept of having ideals, and then went on to say I would lay down my life to defend the Constitution and we were buddies again.
Then he told me in a tone that lacked uncertainty that the Sandy Hook event as presented by the media was nothing but a lie.
This is the old man at the cafe, in small town America.
OK, now hold on to your hats, some of you may not like this but I hope you will think about this very hard. I don't even remember how abortion got brought up, but I was tip-toeing, trying to hedge my words to stand my ground and still tell him what I thought he wanted to hear enough to make him stay friendly. He stopped me in my tracks and said that it does not work to make it illegal any better than it works to make it legal, that it is God's place to judge the woman and the government should not be involved.
Maybe this just should be a reply in the "Old People Are Cool" thread, it just seemed like evidence that truth and love are winning, and I wanted to make that "headline news."