Friday, August 29, 2008
Last night Beren and I met Lily, her boyfriend, Kali and her friend Mario at a new little sports bar right near my house, Mario is a big Obama fan so wanted to watch his acceptance speech on tv. There was a huge table of Obama supporters there so we were in good company. Well, halfway through the night these two guys came in from the pizza joint next door, apparently owners or worked there because they were wearing the restaurant uniforms. We were sitting there minding our own business, sharing wings and a pitcher of beer when one of the pizza guys turned straight to Mario and said, “Booooo, Obama!” What the hell? Out of nowhere! He and Mario had words back & forth and then the one guy looked at his friend and said, “What’s he going to do? He’s got no backup!” At that point I lost it. I yelled, “I’ll back him up! You want to fight a girl? Bring it on, I’ll do it!” and a few other such things. I was LIVID. You know how we moms can be when it comes to protecting my kids, and Mario is “mine” too. I was shaking I was so mad, the guy stared at me, stunned, and turned away like the wuss that he is. The owner of the bar came over and literally sat between Mario & him, offered to buy us a round, etc. I was shaking, just infuriated me that someone could be such an ass, provoking trouble for no reason! There were children there at the "Obama table," for goodness' sake! Apparently alcohol, stupidity and politics don’t mix. Did I mention that these guys were at least in their 40's, old enough to be Mario's father? Beren was shocked at my fury, my kids were not. Guess he’s never seen me in that situation? I don’t know. When the Obama table was done they all came up to me and said something, shook my hand, etc. One woman said, “You sure shut him up!” *blush* Me and my big mouth. But you know, someone has to speak up! And I was ready to fight, can you see me in a bar fight!? As usual I was wearing heels, told the kids that I just learned by watching a Beauty and the Beast episode that a woman can and should use her heel to put someone’s eye out if necessary so here’s a pic of me and Mario with me armed to take on the idiot..
I'm getting awfully ballsy in my old age, aren't I? *wink*
p.s. A little confession: I admit that I'm not necessarily an Obama supporter; at this point I am still on the fence about who I'm voting for. I'm not politically savvy which is why I don't talk politics and I certainly don't fight over it! The issue for me last night was not about who the guy was supporting, it was about harassment. If he'd wanted sit down and politely debate or discuss with Mario I'd have welcomed him to our table and poured him a beer. Heckling and instigating is another thing entirely.