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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

If you're an idiot -- press this button

The complexities of the human mind never cease to amaze me. On almost a daily basis a story I hear or something I see another human being do, makes me wonder "What were they thinking?"

Maybe it's that our minds are so complex that the same information just comes out with a variety of different responses and answers.

For example, I'm leaving the hospital campus today and drive north. The medical school is in a not-so-great neighborhood, rife with urban problems of crime and drugs. It's a poor, predominately black neighborhood.

As I was driving down one of the worst streets that always prompts me to lock my doors, I spotted a small bright yellow sports car. Because Oklahoma does not require two license plates, most people choose some sort of novelty plate for the front of their car. This car, a BMW with darkly tinted windows, being driven by a gray-haired white male, whom I suspect was a physician or some other professional associated with the medical center, sported a confederate flag. Yes. A confederate flag.

What was he thinking?


Sherrie said...

I'm sure he's one of the ones who would argue that the flag is a symbol of his family's heritage, and it isn't a sign of hate.

Truly, clueless.

I've run into more than a few of those over the years, having grown up in MO and living there now. I've even given up trying to explain why their symbol might be seen as hateful and threatening to others. Criminy, it's like trying to argue with a wall.

Gina said...

Maybe that guy has a secret addiction to "Gone With the Wind." He may have a Scarlett O'Hara costume at home that he wears when no one else is around. ;)

V-Grrrl said...

As if driving a YELLOW BMW in a poor, urban neighborhood isn't STUPID enough.

CISSY said...

Yep. I thought the bright yellow car was screaming "look at me" as it went by.

Redneck Diva said...

The year I drove in the demolition derby the guy that won Best of Show was the guy with the confederate flag on the top and "It's a white thing" written on the hood. The crowd loved him. I personally couldn't wait to smash into him with my purple flowered car.

CISSY said...

Diva -- What you drive in a demolition derby?! That would be so much fun. I'm jealous!