So I was walking Shelby on Easter and saw an adult bunny. So I doubt it was some child's present or anything. I'll take that as a sign from God or something.
Continuing on to the Oklahoma redneck prejudice thing:
A few months ago I took a car trip with two people in their 40s (we'll call them Carrie and Aidan because that's fun). Aidan has two teenage children. Until that fateful day, I had the utmost respect for both Carrie and Aidan. And then, this happened (my thoughts as they came are in italics and were NOT spoken):
Carrie: Can you believe that Marsha's daughter is engaged to a black man?
(oh no, just don't go there, not YOU TWO at least)
Aidan: Are you serious!? I had no idea
C: Yeah, and her daddy ain't happy, neither.
(oh god, they're going there)
A: Well, I can understand why.
(really? why? is he a jerk like lots of men?)
C: I'm pretty sure there will be a big fight sometime in the future.
(I'm going to keep quiet the fact that I went out with a guy on Saturday that, while not black, was certainly not white. la de da de da)
A: Carrie, I'm just not sure what I would do if Kelly (daughter, not real name) brought home one of those ni...'s
(WHAT??? Let me OUT of the speeding vehicle NOW because I'm not sure I can keep my lips closed much longer)
C: Oh, I'm pretty sure Kelly won't disrespect her father like that. Just make sure she don't go to one of "those" colleges.
A: Well, I'll just tell you, I don't know what I would do.
(Hello! You stupid idiot! Let me TELL you what you're going to do: you're either going to stop being pond scum or you're going to lose a daughter. A daughter that you talk about constantly and love very dearly.)
C: Rachel, have you ever dated a black dude?
(Did she just say dude?)
A: Keep it that way so you're daddy can be proud of you
R: (said somewhat snottily) Oh, I'm pretty sure he already IS proud of me, but I'll keep your poignant opinion in consideration when choosing a boyfriend or spouse.
And this stuff happens all of the time. Come on, Dad, let's move to someplace else already. Because I just can't go it alone, ya know.
*And that's true only because I've never been given the option.