- Today, I was about town.
Having to get my class schedule for the upcoming fall semester, I went to school for the first time in months. It hasn’t changed. The schedule was generally what I wanted, I was signed up for all the classes I wanted to take except one, Creative Writing. Instead of that, I was placed in Political Science. I can’t tell if Political Science is the complete opposite of Creative Writing, or the exact same.
Any who, the English Department Teachers offered to help me appeal to the counselors to transfer me to the suggested class. Its good to know they’re on my side.
- Concerning the Sweater and Racism
Since I have yet to obtain wheels of my own, that left me in town for a few hours today. During which I walked around the local campus the whole time, stopping at a couple coffee shops, the library, and the local one woman indoor yard sale. This woman, who must be getting some serious cash from somewhere because there is no way in hell someone could keep that open for as long as she has, not to mention she never makes a dime, tells a story every time you walk inside the shop.
The stories always borderline racist, and the stories are always hilarious.
Before I opened the flood gates of a ninety year old’s brain, I was rummaging around and came across this sweater for three dollars. It was my size, and I was pretty sure Bill Cosby had worn it at some point. Unfortunately though, The Cosby Sweater Project says otherwise.
Upon buying the sweater, she asked my age, as she does every time I enter. I tell her, and then she tells me this verbatim: “17? Well! I’ll never forget when I was 17 because that’s when the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor!”
Last time I was in there, she told me the story of how her Dad got fired from the school system for trying to teach the “Niggers”, and how he was a big part of trying to end racial segregation in the school system of Kentucky. She knew that that term was used derogatorily, and only used it when referencing the people who were against integration of the schools, she used “black” when talking about the people who were against segregation. A very well thought out storyteller, she was.
So really, she’s not racist, just a little aged on her words.
Thos goddamn sweater is the best thing I’ve evet seen.
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