Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What did you say?

I just returned from a newspaper reading excursion at Perkins in Fridley. At the tables in front of me, behind me and to my left I was surrounded by the Jerry Springer Show. The conversations at these tables were totally void of intelligent thought. They were so sad, yet funny at the same time.

There were four or five women at each table, no men at all. All of these women looked to be 20-35 but no older. Most were white, some were black, one was hispanic and one looked to be native american. The white trash girls were by far the funniest, most of the quotes are from them. I used the blank part of an ad in the Wall Street Journal to write down some great quotes from their conversations, enjoy.

"This shit is too damn much money. Why'd we come here? We should've gone to Denny's."

"Girl, I ain't got no idea who it is! The guy I thought it was passed the paternity test!"

"The first time I cheated on him he found out somehow but he ain't found out about any of that other shit."

"He's always talking about his other baby mamma, I hate that shit."

"My manager (of her apartment building) said I gotta pay with a money order cause my checks ain't no good, that's some bull shit."

"I can't get no money from that muthafucka, he all locked up."

"They bitchin at me when I'm like five minutes late for my shift, well, like 15 sometimes, but they should fuckin chill out."

"Does your man gotta job?"

Those are some of the best quotes but many of the others I wrote down are just more of the same. I'm grateful that I don't have anyone who is even close to this level of behavior in my life. I'm glad that my friends stand on higher ground and conduct their lives in a responsible manner, for the most part at least.

I, as an outsider looking in, think that these women's lives a complete mess. Sad part is that it's more normal than I realize. This is not the first time I've overheard conversations like these and it certainly won't be the last.

What's worse? These people vote.


Blogger Lee said...

Ahh, to 'pass the paternity test'.

5:24 AM  
Blogger C-Train said...

sounds like the suburbs to me

1:28 PM  
Blogger Insurgent said...

Certainly doesn't sound like NH folks ;)

9:57 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Thanks for fixing my toilet.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Lee said...


9:48 PM  
Blogger Max said...

muthafucka you be trippin why you gotta be judgin like that

Breathe a little easier, these people don't vote.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

I just returned from a newspaper reading, too. A historical issue from two weeks ago, in fact.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Rex, what did you say?

11:50 PM  

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