Feralia.net blog. episode 37: A short yet awkward conversation

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The other day I was in a local grocery store and a store employee, an older gentleman, stopped me to ask me about my hat (I was wearing my Rebel Alliance hat).

[ Read in a redneck accent]
“What’s that on your hat? That there orange thing?” he asked me.

“Oh, that’s the Rebel Logo,” I replied. “From Star Wars.”

He stared at me for a long moment, looking a little confused.

Finally, he says [and don’t forget the redneck accent]: “Oh. I thought it was one o’ them, middle eastern…. terrorism or somethin’.”

At this point I thought maybe he was joking, but it was clear from his expression that he wasn’t.

Not knowing what to say I managed to reply, “Umm… nah.”

With that he turned and walked away without another word. I was glad he did because I was at a loss for words myself.

I just stared after him and said “Ooookay.”

So weird. On so many levels.

-Clint

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