Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Obama slapped

Umm, I think I just got Obama slapped. I was standing in line at Costco, minding my own business, when an older black lady starts reading my shirt. It says "LOL"--the name of a comedy troupe at BYU that my buddy belonged to.

Her: What does LOL mean?
Me: Laugh Out Loud, its the name of a comedy troupe....
Her: Oh.
Me (bewildered): Does it mean something else?
Her: I've seen it on a bumper sticker. The "O" stands for Obama.
Me: (still bewildered): What does it mean?
Her: It's making fun of him. (Pause) Have you followed what he's been doing since he got elected?
Me: (still bewildered but keeping my unorthodox political views to myself): Yeah, I keep up with the news.
Her: I hope you're happy. You put him in office.

--Really awkward silence--

Her: (snidely) Maybe one day you'll see the error of your ways.

The funny thing is, I didn't even vote for Obama.


Taylor and Jodi said...

WHOA! I totally thought that was Michelle and my universe just bout exploded.

Way to ruin our country andrew by voting for him!

Rileigh said...

Only you Michelle... only you.

T-Ray said...

ha ha... I love these awkward stories.... interesting that she didn't even ask you.

Flem said...


1) The likelihood that anyone in LOL at BYU would vote for a democrat is slim so that is kind of ironic.

2) I have never started a political conversation in the checkout line and anyone who does is a crazee.

michelle magnusson said...

Andrew rises from the blogging dust... and makes everyone think I am a conservative.

Dhoffs said...

you're not??