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Way To Ruin A Moment, Douche

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I would never think that a decade after the worst terrorist attack in US history, that I would witness what I did yesterday.

Sunday, I was shopping at my favorite local department store going through the clearance section. Cause that’s how I spend my GBF money. When at noon, a simple message came over the store’s speakers.

The store was asking everyone to stop what they were doing, and to take a 30 second moment of silence for those who were killed in the 9/11 attacks. In my mind, I thought what the company was doing was great. However that moment was completely interrupted by a big bag of douche.

No sooner than the announcement had ended, some a*****e two rows over starts on the most ill timed rant ever. He says “What we gotta recognize everyone now!?! Who next, the dead Iraqis, Princess Di…”

I believe my seething rage prevented me for listening to the rest of what that douche had to say. I couldn’t believe this guy was interrupting a solemn moment in order to take some political stand.

Don’t get me wrong, I think the First Amendment is great. I would have a much different job if everything I said was under strict control. I could see the word ‘Fourgasm’ going right out the window. However there is a time and a place for everything, and a 30 second moment of silence is not the best time.

This is probably the douche who gets mad about that National Anthem at a sporting event, because it holds up the beer line. His obviously embarrassed wife made him promptly leave the store after his rant. And with good timing too, cause I don’t I think I was alone in wanting to upper cut this guy in the jaw.

I think there is a time and a place to make your voice heard. A moment held out of respect for someone isn’t that moment. I will defend your right to say something, until you start stepping on some other person’s right. And I think observing a moment of silence is a perfect example of that.

If not, you can look like the bag of douche who is having to be hurried out of a store so you aren’t attacked.

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