This is what happens when people go a little nutty and get too emotional…
So I’m in the women’s locker room at the gym the day after Osama Bin Laden was killed and getting ready, minding my own business. Two ladies are also there getting ready, one probably in her 50’s, we will call her Crazy, and one probably early 30’s, who we will call Crazier! So I’m sitting there listening to the TV, and all the sudden you hear the commentator mention that there are reports that the source confessed to Osama’s whereabouts through the notorious water boarding techniques used. Well Crazy says out loud to a friend of her’s walking away “Well I guess that technique is pretty effective then”. She has a very southern, twangy draw as she is saying this. Well you can only imagine what happens next! Crazier whips her head around and quickly pipes out “ Oh that’s really Christian- torturing someone is the answer right?”
So my mouth starts to drop open and before I can think about what’s going down, Crazy responds back “Well they did kill 3,000 people so I think it’s justified”. Crazier- who pretty much now looks just like Joan Collins in Mommy Dearest- quickly comes back with another comment saying “ Well I guess if you are atheist then yea’ that would make sense, so I guess you must be atheist.” Ok now I am completely at a loss for words (granted I haven’t said anything yet and I’m literally the only other person within earshot of these two nut jobs). I start to wonder if I should step in, but I’m very reluctant to get in the middle of this cluster so I sit still!
So now Crazy has come back with “ Umm I don’t think religion has anything to do with water boarding and I think he should’ve died and I’m happy they killed him”. Crazier again quickly comes back with “ Well that’s what’s wrong with the world, ‘your people’ are running the government”. Ok- the term ‘your people’ is a little below the belt for me. I’m staring at both of them waiting for the first swing, and all I hear is Crazy say, “Those aren’t my people running the government.” Crazier mumbles something under her breath, and it literally ends right there! That’s it-just ends without another word. Needless to say things were a little uncomfortable until Crazy wraps things up and leaves.
So seriously what just happened? I mean I’m just straightening my hair, getting ready for work, and these two ladies jus went to town, guns a blazin’, about Osama Bin Laden. I mean really? Really!
Anyways I hope you were just as surprised as I was about this convo in the women’s locker room or maybe you agree with one side or the other, but how about we make a pact that we all try to get along! Didn’t John Lennon say it best with “Give Peace a Chance”. Or at least give it a chance after your first cup of coffee in the morning. Geesh!