I promise you, if you just bare with me, everything will make sense. I’m going to take you on one of those wormhole journeys through my mind.
As humans we feel the need to name and label everything, and I mean EVERYTHING!!! Hey, it’s human nature so don’t feel bad. With all that’s going on with our country right now there is one question that keeps floating around: What are you?
Liberal, Conservative, Tea Bagger, Republican, Democrat, you name it I’m being asked. When I respond I say, “I’m a REALIST.” This of course draws more questions of what IS a REALIST?
Plainly put, a REALIST is someone who no longer sugar coats life. A REALIST sees things for how things are in the world, what REALLY works in the streets. There are many types of streets so this applies to just about everything in the world. A REALIST sees things as they are and tries to work with that fact, not lying to oneself in the hopes of not facing the truth. For this I am called COLD yet I say, this is what makes it real.
Here are two samples of what I mean:
Common Sense: This is a biggie. Okay despite what most believe everyone has common sense. Everyone knows the difference between right and wrong, the only thing is what they see as common sense and what is right may be completely different from what you see. To someone who lies, cheats, and steals, this is just as natural to them as breathing. It makes perfect sense to them to do these things.
Death: Everyone dies, this is a fact of life. You can not stop this from happening and the only real thing we can control is what happens until we breathe our last breath is how we spend our time. This is where I am called cold but in history, death is a cause for celebration not just sadness. Now this rings especially true when someone who has an illness passes. Life is pain, in one way or another, and despite what your belief in the afterlife is, when a person dies they are no longer in pain, no longer suffering. To truly honor someone you have to rejoice in the life they lived, not marinate in the sorrow of their passing.
I could keep going on and on and on but the reality of it all is my brain is jumping with examples and you have stuff to do, hahaha. But I can say, if you think about things, really think about them, look at them from your point of view then turn around and look at it from the OTHER point of view, playing Devil’s Advocate, if you will, you will find yourself slowly becoming a REALIST too.

What Language Do You Speak?

This is a touchy subject for a lot of people. Should you speak English or Spanish? I’m not here to get political about the subject but this situation calls for a huge “COME ON” moment.
I went to a Church’s Chicken, yes a 99¢ heart attack I know. Anywho, I was next in line and the cashier asked me in Spanish what I wanted to order. I don’t speak much Spanish so I started giving my order in English.
Silly me, I’m thinking an American restaurant, in an American State, in an American City, and here I thought I could order my food in the most commonly used language, English. Nope.
The cashier stated that she did not speak English and I said I do not speak Spanish. She proceeded to try to take my order in Spanish again and of course, I tried to place my order in English.
The cashier got angry at me and I could tell that whatever she was saying was not friendly. She walked to the back and started telling the manager something. The manager came to the front and asked me what the problem was.
I said I want to order and the cashier can’t take my order because she does not speak English and I do not speak Spanish. Then, and somehow I knew this was coming, the manager told me that I should learn Spanish then. I was really starting to get pissed at this point but I was on my way to work and wasn’t about to lose my cool.
I asked if the manager could just take my order and she said no, asking me to leave. I’m sorry but if you are going to service people who speak English then you should have people inside who actually SPEAK the language.