A few weeks ago, Sunny and I were out grocery shopping when some completely random dude walked up to us and, completely out of the blue, said:
"Huh! Finally! I found a store that the Mexicans haven't found yet."
I was instantly furious. This wasn't an overheard comment, this was a guy who actually went out of his way to make sure a couple of strangers knew what a retarded bigot he was. Think about that for a second. The store wasn't full of Mexican people, he didn't come up to us to us to complain about how many Mexicans there where…he came up to us to comment on how awesome it was that there weren't any Mexicans in the store.
I didn't say anything, mostly because I didn't want to get involved in a screaming match in the middle of the 'special purchase' aisle…but I really wanted to.
I wanted to turn to this guy and say: "Hey, I'm an immigrant too, but I guess you're okay with that because I'm white. So, do you want to admit you're just a retarded racist? Or should I go overdose on fake tan and speak Spanish so you can carry on pretending you're just against illegal immigration?"
I just don't understand the problem. I mean, it's really ignorant, but there's actual logic behind complaining that illegal immigrants are 'taking American jobs'…but what possible problem can you have with immigrants buying groceries?
"These damn Mexicans, driving to our grocery stores and…uhhh…filling their carts with groceries! Yeah, then…waiting in line….and paying for their stuff before packing it into their car and driving home!"
I mean, a packed grocery store is a packed grocery store. Personally, I don't give a shit what nationality or race the other shoppers are. I'm not pathetic or insecure enough to have to divide the world into 'Us vs. Them'.
Oh, but the best part? The guy so hell bent on not having to share a supermarket with a Mexican?
Top of his cart?