Monday, September 29, 2008


@ Family's house on Sunday afternoon, fam playing cards, I am watching/eating/telling stories.

Me (to Aunt Dede/Mom/they might as well be the same person): 'I am going to see if I can go to the Obama rally in La Crosse on Wednesday.'

Aunt F: 'You want to actually SEE that black guy?!'

Me: 'Yep. And I am voting for him.'

Aunt F: 'I would never vote for him. Nobody knows nothing about him.'

Me: Sigh.

Same place, hours later, different aunt:

Aunt L: 'So you are moving to Russia, huh?'

Me: 'Yep. St. Petersburg. It's really far north, right by Finland'

Aunt L: 'So it's right above Africa then?'

Me: 'No.'


Glen said...

Hi! I feel your frustration...I've been there countless times :(

staticmonkey said...

i like your single tag on this post. sums it up pretty well, me thinks.

Ginger said...

At this point in the election how could any person who's been paying even mild attention say that they know nothing about Obama? People in different countries know his life story by now. And the Russia thing? Wow. That's all I have to say, just, wow.