Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ok, I am claiming temporary insanity...Does that give me the right to say what I want?

Over the last few days, I have been irritated because I have had to stifle myself..But yesterday I think Allah blessed me to have a series of events that took place over the day that had me saying to myself "Welcome Back Sister Girl-I have missed you!!!" So sit back and enjoy the series of ridiculous events.

Event 1- So...I was riding the Metro, it was cold as a polar bear's tail(*word substitution*) and crowded. I had to stand for the duration of the ride. I get on 4 stops from the beginning of the line and by the time we got to downtown D.C. the train was pulsating with the crowd of people that had stuffed themselves on this one train like it was the last to come before the end of the world. There were many very nicely dressed professionals in their designer best acting like children in Headstart... pushing, shoving, complaining, and acting simply retarded. I finally get to my stop and the doors open and to my dismay people began to attempt to board the already crowded train while we were trying to get off. Then there was a slight break in the pushing and shoving...and I was wondering what the hold up was..then I saw. An older lady had fallen outside of the train doors and people were stumbling as they steped over and on her as they went on their way...Something in my head snapped and then I said..."Hold it a minute, you people act like farm animals!"..and I helped the lady up, mind you her beautiful winter white coat was saturated with footprints and smudged stains. Only then did some of these selfish people act like they had a bit of concern.

Event 2- So at dinner time I decided I wanted to go to get a burrito bowl. As I waited to order, I noticed a lady in there...clearly homeless and hungry with another well dressed woman. Everything the well dressed woman ordered the homeless woman ordered the same thing. As we got ready to pay, she had a side order of rice and beans, chips and salsa, her burrito with extra everything, an Izzie soda, a large bottle of water and a cup of ice. I watched the well dressed woman pull out her American Express Card and pay for the meal. My class mate and I saw the pair again at the back of the resturant where the well dressed woman asked the homeless woman, "Did you get everything you needed for your meal?" and the other woman responded "You know what, I want some white rice from the chinese store down the street..." The nice lady said back, "I do not have any cash, you have rice with your dinner from here, don't you remember?" Then the exchange went on back and forth for a few minutes and then the nice lady said to the homeless woman, "I am sorry you are not happy with your meal, I do not have anymore money. You should sit down inside the resturant and eat so you can stay warm. It's cold out tonight" THIS UNGRATEFUL NASTY WOMAN SAYS BACK, "Don't tell me what to do, you bought me dinner and thats all..." I was PISSED OFF as I heard this conversation. As we all walked out together, the nice lady was clearly upset about the entire event. I said to her, "That was very nice, and it was clear you were not doing a good thing for public recognition. Even if she is not happy with her meal, you have added a good deed to your life and God always remembers when his servants give of what they have." She smiled and said thank you and went on down the street... People who are truly hungry would kill for a customized fresh hot meal, not complain...

Bottom line I learned my lesson---Say what you think...immediatly, especially when you are watching people act like colons.

More to come-