@ Queen Evie,
Thank you for sharin that story.
The ill treatment of your son-in-law, brings this phrase to mind..."It is better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
Bless her heart, she lends creedence to the "MYTH" about Southern Folks, you know the one,being southern automaticaly makes you Racist,slow,Uneducated,Lazy,that we eat dirt ,I ain't had a mouthful of dirt since i was a teenager and was thrown from a horse
She is a shingin example of not only racism, but stupidity as well.
At this point I'm gonna have to be brutality honest,and i know some of you are gonna find this shocking,BUT here goes...
I am prejuiced,shocked, I know....My particular predjuice is against STUPIDY
Profiling is an ugly business to be sure, and to my mind it encompass's more then just Nationality, or Race,
Let me explain what i mean here:
Many years ago, their was alittle boy,who just happened to live on one of the local Military Base's here in the cradle of idoicy,(for those of you that don't know what I do for a livin, I transport Challenged children to and from school,I'm tellin you this so that what i'm about to say makes sence to you) Now i had been pickin up my Little passenger for a few week's on this base....On this particular day, as i pulled up to the guard station to show my ID, I was handed a Laminated "PASS",it was spotless.
Now I'm not stupid,they were getting my fingerprint's without having to go thru alot of legal mumbo jumbo.
This ticked me off,because i hadn't done anything to warrent a background check of my personal life!
Especially troublin to me, was that just on a whim, they could dig into my private life without reason!
I thought to myself"How dare you invade my privacy just outta plain ole curosity,Good luck findin any dirt on me!"
You all have been lettin me on this base for week's now without a problem,NOW all of a sudden your doin a background check???
Apparently I must have passed with flyin colors, I was still allowed on the base to get my Little man.
edited to add: in order to do what I do for a livin,I have to pass afew background check's,things like do i have any ticket's,dui's,have i ever been imprisioned,ever been in trouble with the law at all,,just recently they finally added a fingerprint evaluation as well( I don't have to do this, because i've been doin my job for over a decade so i was grandfathered in, but new driver's have to do this, me personaly i think this should have been done yearsd ago, for this reason,what i do is a perverts dream job,unfortunately there have been a few perverts that slipped thru the crack's, so now there's a 50 state check.
I sometimes wonder if my fingerprints are on file anyplace..LOL...It would serve those guy's right if their not..LOL
Edited by MissPlaced, 15 August 2012 - 11:16 AM.