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Trib was right, I am horrible!

  1. Jan 21, 2006 #1
    I got into a nasty argument with this guy in the Political Forum. And now I got a big fat warning too! :shy: I probably should have handled it better, but to be honest, he deserved it. He put up some flat out racist stuff, and I had to call him out on it. I’m not sorry about what I said to him tough. Do you think it was wrong for me to do what I did? I felt like I had to stick up for myself in that situation and be vocal about it. Would you be vocal about it, or would you just keep quiet? I can't keep quiet when it comes to racism, because I think it’s the most un-American thing a person can do. I have zero tolerance for ignorance and taking things out of context to make someone look bad.

    Oh yeah, and my warnings expire never, cuz I'm that big of a jerk! :grumpy: NOOOOOOO!!! What bribe do you think I will have to give moonbear on this one? I think she was really nice for not banning me though. :biggrin: <hugs moonbear>

    I have a big fat mouth sometimes......(but usually when it is warranted)
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2006 #2

    Pengwuino

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    It depends on who you talk to. Moonbear wanted $1,000 to make my warning only temporary. Evo wanted a foot massage. Im currently trying to make back that $1,000 in the stock market.

    And those jerks ignored my comment in that thread :(. Its ok, ignore them half the time too :)
     
  4. Jan 21, 2006 #3
    We have so much in common Pengwuino. You are my asian brother from another mother.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2006 #4

    Pengwuino

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    As I am of another species, I do not see how this is possible.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2006 #5
    I thought you were korean?
     
  7. Jan 21, 2006 #6

    Evo

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    Hold on cyrus, I'm going to try to fix you, but it may hurt, if I accidently ban you, oooops.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2006 #7
    Oooo that was Jelfish, sorry.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2006 #8
    <on one knee> Evo, will you marry me? I will get you the biggest rock you ever saw baby! And you know me about jewlery
     
  10. Jan 21, 2006 #9

    Evo

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    That will cost $1,000. Small unmarked bills please. And mum's the word.

    Jewelry works too!!
     
  11. Jan 21, 2006 #10
    Ok, in all seriousness, I want honest anwsers. I will tell you a story that happened to me at work, about a year ago or so. There is a shuttle bus that takes people around at work. And this one day was a really cold and windy day. And I was waiting for the shuttle to take me to the building. There was this new guy who was driving the bus that I had not seen before. I think he might have been a new hire at the time, or I was just not there long enough to know him. Anyways, I would ALWAYS stand at the side of the road, and the ALL the bus drivers would stop and open the door for me, or anyone that did that. No one would waive to the bus, ever. So this guy is driving down the road, and hes f'in looking at me in the eye through the windshield. And he just keeps on going and blows past me. So im like, wtf? And to add insult to injury, he stopped and picked up like 3-4 people that were standing 20 feet before me that did not waive. So, BOYYYYYY WAS I PISSED OFF. So I had no choice but to walk to the building I was going to in the cold. And as I was walking he dropped them off and was on his way back in the other direction. So I started walking right infront of his bus, and he had to slam on the breaks. Then I went up to his window and motioned with my hand, ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW. And i let him have it. I was like "DID YOU NOT SEE ME STANDING THERE WHEN YOU DROVE PAST ME!??" He was like "YOU SHOULD HAVE WAIVED"....as judge judy says, BALONEY! So I had to stop myself from saying, "yea ill waive this to you, and give him the finger". I was TURBO PISSED OFF. I wasn't going to report him or get him fired, but I was sure as hell not going to let him get away with that kind of crap. This is why I dont stand for it. That guy was a GD redneck.
     
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  12. Jan 21, 2006 #11

    Evo

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    There, there, it's ok now. Happy Thoughts. Bob Ross thoughts. :smile:
     
  13. Jan 21, 2006 #12
    There was another bus driver who was not a racist; he was just an all around grump grouch. But then he died last summer, it was very sad. One of the guys at work got him to talk to him one time. He was saying how his back hurts him because he was old and overweight. But that he liked to eat because it gave him comfort. According to the guy at work, he was big into muscle cars. Too bad, we would have had something to talk about, if he wasn't such a grouch. He would never say hello to ANYONE.

    But on the other hand, there is one bus driver who plays jazz and is a real cool guy. Actually, all the rest of them are great people.

    The worst part of it all is that Im clean shaven with short hair, and no one can ever tell my nationality, since im a mut.
     
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  14. Jan 22, 2006 #13

    Pengwuino

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    Turbo pissed off?

    Horrible.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2006 #14

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    I know I loved that.

    "Switching from pissed into turbo mode, standby."
    "On three."

    Don't worry about the warnings, I got two, then we had to re-sign up, and now I have 0 :smile: I got one for posting a picture of two lesbians kissing, with the tounges out of their mouths (ooops?), and one for making a joke in one of the usenet forums, sci.strings or something like that. I said how the link didn't work for me, and got warned :confused: What a tightass.

    Sometimes I remind myself of Smurf. Anybody like that show "The Prince of Bel-Aire?" I like it sometimes. Its funny.
     
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  16. Jan 22, 2006 #15

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    Chocolate always puts me in a good mood. o:) As for the rest, I give the same advice to you as I give to anyone...leave it to the mentors to handle. That's why we get these...um...uh...what color are these badge things? Anyway, just chill out and let the mentors deal with things. There's a post report button (the one that looks like an exclamation point). If something sounds so egregious as to make steam come out your ears, hit that button instead of reply and vent to us. If we agree that the post is out of line with our guidelines, we'll take care of it.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2006 #16
    It's hard to be pleasant all the time, but it helps to know that your friends realize when you're holding back rage behind a smile :biggrin:
    What is causing this to be the worst part? You're now talking to a bunch of people on a message board who have no insight on your ethnic background based on appearance. As far as I can tell, your nationality is American. How does anything matter past that? Even in real life, the people who matter are the ones who know you well enough to not base their opinions on a physical stereotype.

    Don't worry Cyrus. You aren't horrible. Just realize that expressing a violent anger against someone usually doesn't provide any practical result, even if you're being completely rational. If fact, it might only get you run over by a bus :biggrin:
     
  18. Jan 22, 2006 #17
    My parents' families are from Southeast China, but I'll forgive you because I've never actually divulged that :wink:

    By the way, are you suggesting that we have the same father? I'll have to question him next time I'm home...
     
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