Apr 22

A lot of guys like to cook.  I like to cook.  There is nothing wrong with a guy cooking, especially when he cooks something that ROCKS!  I like cooking with heat… and I don’t mean on the stove.  I like peppers.  Hot peppers of all kinds; jalapenos, habaneros, serranos, green chilies, red chilies, yellow chilies.  I usually grow peppers over the summer to can or dehydrate to have on hand for cooking spicy food.

My love of spicy has been passed on to my two sons.  I guess my constant talk of, “real men like it hot,” and “only wimps don’t like spicy food” has probably helped develop this taste.  I think they are afraid to not like things a little spicy.  They will try about anything, and hardly ever admit that something is too much (although they aren’t afraid to ask for milk while testing.)

My wife has even developed, to a lesser degree, a tolerance for my cooking.  She, however, isn’t afraid to tell me something is too much.  She’s such a girl.

I’m always trying new recipes and new takes on old recipes to spice them up.  I decided that I need to document some of them here to share with fellow lovers of all things spicy.  I’ll throw an occasional recipe into the Happy Stinking Joy mix from time to time, only if I think they are worthy.     Some will be pretty simple, and some will take some time and effort.  I try to make things mild enough that the wife will eat them, yet with enough heat to make it worth my while.  I hope some of you try these out, and let me know what you think!

To start it off, I’ll go with a recipe I made over this past weekend.  We went to a farmer’s market and picked up some jams made with hot peppers.  We bought some strawberry/jalapeno jam and some peach/habanero jam.  $4.00 for like an 8oz jar.  Pricey!  So, I figured I’d make some on my own.  I’m guessing the overall cost is about 1/2 of buying it at the farmer’s market.  A little more work that driving to the market, and you end up with more than a bottle or two, but this stuff will last like a year if you can it properly.

Please read the whole thing through before trying this recipe.  I’m not a professional recipe writer, and things may be a little out of order.  I’d hate for anyone to start and then figure out that there was something they were supposed to do before they get to a certain point.

Good luck!

Adventurer Rich’s Pear/Jalapeno Jam

What you’re going to need:

*6 medium jalapenos (approximate)

*4 pears (approximate) [pears + jalapenos need to yield 4 cups uncooked]

*1 Tbs margarine or butter

*1/4 cup lemon juice

*7 1/2 cups sugar

*1 3oz pouch liquid Certo

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*1/2 pint or 1/4 pint jars with rims and lids, sterilized

Now, the first thing you’re going to want to do is chop up pear and jalapenos.  Peel and core the pears, and chop the jalapenos.

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I cut up the pears and jalapenos with knife and then dice them.  I use one of those fancy choppers that you can get in the infomercials… you know, you stick the stuff in and then pound on the top of it to dice the contents.  You want pretty close to exactly 4 cups of diced pears and peppers.  If you want it a little hotter, add more jalapenos and less pears.  If you want it a little milder, go to a different website.  I removed the seeds and white membrane from the jalapenos (to make the wife happy), but if I were to make this again, I would leave them in to add more heat.  Once they chunks are the size you think you would like in your jam, throw them in a pot on the stove.

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Add the sugar and lemon juice and throw the slap of butter or margarine on top; the fat helps prevent the mixture from forming an undesirable foam on top… and fat just makes everything a little better.  Most hot pepper jellies and jams call for vinegar (and even pickled peppers), and many people like the certain tanginess that vinegar adds.   I like the vinegar flavored jams and jellies too, but with this recipe, I wanted the fruitiness of the pear and jalapeno to be the centerpiece of the taste… thus the lemon juice as an acid instead of vinegar.  Look at me, I’m writing like I know what in the hell I’m talking about!  Don’t be mislead… I’m as confused as ever.

Once you have everything in the pot, turn the heat up to medium on the burner and bring the works to a rolling boil.  A “rolling boil” means that the mixture’s boiling can’t be stopped by you stirring it.  Speaking of stirring, you want to stir this pretty constantly.  Sugar burns very easily.  Speaking of sugar… that crap gets very hot.  As soon as the sugar is melted, I’m pretty sure it is about temperature of the center of the earth.  Once it boils, I’m guessing it would make the surface of the sun feel like a day at the beach in Canada.  In other words, don’t touch the hot sugar.  Seriously.  You’ll be sorry (I was).

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Once you have that rolling boil, it’s time to add the fruit pectin.  For this recipe, I recommend (’cause it’s what I used… and it worked) Certo Liquid Pectin.  One three ounce pouch is just right for this recipe.  The cool thing is, I bought a box of the stuff, and there were two pouches, so I have an extra pouch to make something else.

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Once the pectin is added, bring back to a boil and boil for as close to exactly 1 minute as possible (stirring constantly).  I’m guessing that if you don’t boil it long enough, you’ll have syrup instead of jam, and if you boil it too long, it will be more like rock candy; both of which are great ideas, just not for this recipe.

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Now it’s time to fill your sterilized canning jars.  Remember, this crap is HOT!  Be careful.  If you get it on your hand, you will cry like a little girl (I did), and the pain will last FOREVER!  Fill the jars to about 1/4 inch of the top.  If you get some of the mixture on the lip of the lid (which you will), wipe it away.  You want the lip clean to ensure a proper seal and prevent icky stuff from getting in.

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Alrighty, now it’s time to put the lids and rims on.  Again, make sure the lips and threads of the jars are clean.  Keeping the lids in hot warrm until you are ready to place them on the jars is a good idea.  Why?  Who knows.  It’s just a good idea.

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Now the jars are ready to go into the canner (which should be filled with boiling water).  Make sure there is enough water to completely cover all of your jars.

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Lower the jars into the water, place the lid on the canner, and boil those bad boys for 10 minutes.

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Remove the jars from the canner and set them on a dishtowel on a counter to let them cool.  If they are canned properly, the lids should pop down and not pop back up when you push on them.  It jam may have to cool quite awhile before the lids don’t pop back up.  If you have a jar or two that the lids refuse to seal on, that’s ok; those just need to go in the fridge and be the first ones you eat.

Once the jars are sealed, place them in a cool, dark place and you can store them for up-to about a year (but I doubt they will last that long… ’cause you’re gonna eat this slop up way before a year).

Once of my families favorite way to eat this stuff is on cracker with cream cheese.

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You know what’s really cool?  Not only do the flavors of the pears and jalapenos compliment each other nicely, and the mild heat of the jalapenos make this a solid spread for pepper-heads… but the jam looks kind of like something you might clear from the back of your throat!  Now, that’s a jam a any real man would be proud to eat!

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Apr 17

I like free stuff.  I really, really like free stuff.  Google has been giving away free CR-48 computers, and I want one, because they are free.

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Yeah... it looks like a plain old laptop

I want one.  I have wanted one for awhile now.  In fact, I sent Google my information so that I could participate in their “pilot program”.  I think it was in January that I “applied” for one of these cool devices… which are absolutely free, by the way.  Almost everything I do with a computer outside of my job is Internet based.  I watch stuff on YouTube (owned by Google).  I check my Gmail (owned by Google).  I use the Google Chrome web browser (owned, of course, by Google).  I read blogs on Blogger (owned by Google).  Although this blog is not hosted by Google, I do use Google Analytics (owned by Google) to track traffic to this site.  Most of the little short stories I have written I store in Google Documents (owned by Google) so that I can work on them from any computer with Internet access.  Google Calendar (owned by Google) helps me keep my life semi-organized… at least in theory.  My phone is a Droid (more Google).  I put all of this information on my application to the pilot program.  I figured I would be a shoe-in to test one of these little bad boys out for Google.  Yet, I haven’t received one on my doorstep yet.  Damn it!

I applied for the pilot program on a weekend.  I remember coming to work the following Monday, and one of our phone techs was carrying a new netbook.

“What’s that?” I asked.

“It’s one of them new-fangled Chrome OS computer thingies,” he said.

“Hey, I just applied for the pilot program this weekend,” I said.  “How do you like it?”

“It’s pretty neato,” he replied.  “It starts up real fast, and it’s quicker than snot on a skillet online.  It even has one of thems fancy webcams.”

“Wow, cool,” I said, starting to feel a little jealous.  “How long ago did you apply for the pilot program?”

“Oh, I reckon it were a couple a months ago.”

“And what did you say to impress them,” I asked, “you know, to get them to send you one?”

“Oh, I just said silly stuff,” he said.  “I told them that it’d be neato to have one and that I’d scream it to the world how great they was and whatnot.”

I just stared at him.  Seriously?  He put something stupid like that and he got one?  Now I knew I was a shoe-in, because my reasoning seemed so much more intelligent.  I knew mine would arrive in the mail in a few short weeks.

Well, short weeks have turned into long weeks, and the pilot program is over.  Stinking Google.  I even own some of their stupid stock.  Now I’m just pissed.  In fact, my coworker doesn’t really talk like a redneck hillbilly, I just wrote him like that out of sheer jealousy.

Well, looks like I’m going to have to get rid of all of the Google in my life.  Guess I’ll have to switch to Yahoo! for my mail and calendar… and stop watching YouTube videos… and stop reading Blogger blogs… and find a way to monitor my blog other than Analytics… crap.  This is going to take a lot of work.  You know, it would be a hell of a lot easier if Google would just send me a free CR-48.

Seriously, please send me a free CR-48, Google.  I know that someone at Google will see this post, ’cause I’m gonna tag the hell out of Google in it.  If you send me one… I swear… sigh… I’LL SCREAM IT TO THE WORLD HOW GREAT IT IS!!!

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Apr 09

We have a local YMCA here in Scottsbluff, NE.  I didn’t have access to a Y growing up in rural Montana.  In fact, the Y here is the first one I had ever been to.  I had heard of the YMCA as a kid, and I thought of the Y as kind of a place where a fellow who was down on his luck could get a cheap (or even free) room until he got back on his feet.  Apparently, this isn’t what the modern YMCA offers (at least not in the USA).

Scottsbluff has a country club for the wealthy.
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The Scotts Bluff Country Club is the kind of place where the rich can go to get away from the common filth of society (you know, the rest of us) and surround themselves with fellow rich people with whom to golf and dine and talk about what rich people talk about.  I’m not rich, so I don’t know exactly what they talk about, but I’m assuming they talk about money… and how much those of us without a lot of money suck.  At least, that’s what I’d talk about if I was rich.

The YMCA here in Scottsbluff is kind of like a country club for the middle class.  Oh sure, they have some sort of reduced-rate program for those at a lower income level, they just don’t advertise it very prominently… and they don’t really tell you what it is.  I guess you have to go in and ask so they can look down at you to convince you that you really don’t belong at the Scottsbluff Family YMCA.

My family has a membership to the Y; not because we can afford it, but because it is a benefit my employer offers.  Hell, it’s almost $500 a year for a family membership.  I don’t know if I could afford that on my own.  Not only do they get you on the membership fees, they charge for everything extra that the Y provides.  Want to have your kid play t-ball?  Only $12 if you are a member.  How about you and the wife doing the co-ed volleyball?  Only $15 per person… if you are members.  Yeah, I grew up thinking the Y was a place where those without a lot of money could socialize and get fit.  I was wrong.  The Y is a country club for those who can’t quite afford the real country club.

I go to our YMCA almost daily.  I have done this for a few years now.  I go and I get on an elliptical and I sweat and breath really heavy for about 30 minutes.  I started doing this in an attempt to control my blood pressure and to lose a little weight. I burn 500 to 600 calories and get my heart rate up to around 170 beats per minute almost every day.  I have not lost a single pound, and my blood pressure was 170/130 when medical people put me on blood pressure medication a few weeks ago.  So, it looks like I go to the Y for nothing.  Well, nothing except to see all of the skinny people and steroid-heads walk around looking at themselves in the multitude of mirrors that surround the circuit room.  I hate these people.  With a passion.  Here I am, sweating my ass off (in theory, not in reality) and bringing myself to the verge of a heart attack almost every day for the past three years in an attempt to squeeze a couple more years out of my miserable existence, and I’m surrounded by skinny people in their designer work-out gear

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and steroid-filled muscle-heads in their… well, their muscles and crap!

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Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of fatties like me sweating at the Y as well, but why in the hell would I waste time looking at them.

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If I wanted to look at a fattie all day, I could stay home and look in the mirror.  No, I want to create the most severe case on envy imaginable.  I want to look at the people who I will never resemble.  I want to make myself feel as worthless and insignificant as possible.  After all, hate is what drives me, so the more hate I harbor, the worse I feel, and the more I feel like I’m accomplishing what I was put on this earth to do… whatever that is.

Man, if being surrounded by the fit middle-class at the YMCA can make me feel this crappy, imagine what being surrounded by the snotty rich at the actual country club would make me feel like?  Especially if I was in a position where the rich snotties could really talk down to me?  Maybe like a dishwasher… or a janitorial position? Yeah, that’s it.

Some rich doctor would run into me in the hall and he’d be all like, “Boy, there appears to be a toilet clogged in the men’s room.  Get on it, post-haste.  Cheerio!”

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And I, of course, would get right on Dr. Snotty’s clogged toilet!

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And the hate would grow!

Man, I wonder if they are hiring?  I put my current level of mid-life-crisis misery on par with about the 5th ring of hell.  A servitude-type position at the country club could move me all the way up to the 9th ring, and the crisis could be complete!

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Apr 05

You know how you think that Boy Scouts would be just a slight cut above their peers?  Maybe a little more respectful, a little more clean?  I mean, c’mon, the Scout Law is as follows:

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.

Did you see “Clean” on there?  Of course you did, ’cause it’s right there between “Brave” and “Reverent”… in the LAW.  Yeah, you would think that Scouts would be just a small cut above their peers.  You would think that… until you go on a camp-out with them.

I have been on many camp-outs with many different Scouts, and I can say without a doubt that they are filthy little creatures.  Oh sure, not all of them.  Some of them actually follow the Scout Law… even the “Clean” part.  But a large percentage of them are dirty little grime-covered insects.  They remind me of cockroaches.  Don’t believe me?  Go on a Scout camp-out where there is a latrine or port-a-potties and call me a liar.

I went on a Scout camp-out this past weekend.  It was the annual tree plant at Fort Robinson.  This is a great service project that Long’s Peak Council has been committed to for many years.   There was a massive forest fire in this area in 1989.  It’s Nebraska, so there wasn’t much forest to begin with.  Scouting has tried to help ensure that Nebraska doesn’t turn into a desert.  Funny how the “Arbor Day State” has so few trees, isn’t it?  Well, that’s a subject for another post.

Now, this was a two-night camp.  We arrived Friday evening, set up camp, and went to bed.  The next morning, we got up at the butt-crack of dawn (which is the norm on a Scout camp-out).  I guess we get up so early to try to teach the boys something.  I have no idea what it is we are trying to teach them, but my best guess would be it has something to do with some kind of mental torture.  We are trying to break their will and make them pathetic, crabby, miserable little boys before we start building them back up to help them with their self-confidence, turning them into men… or something.  It’s kind of like basic training in the military, except for they’re just kids and not really men yet… and we can’t make them drop and give us twenty when they get all kinds of mouthy because they are in a bad mood because we made them get up so early.  I know that the early mornings are about the only part of Scout activities that I detest.  Well, the early mornings… and the inability to take a healthy poop.

After watching the stupid sunrise while trying to get Scouts out of their tents and making breakfast, we all stumble groggily over to a flag ceremony.  We watch a demonstration on how to plant trees.  We drive out over a bunch of rutted, washboardie roads to the middle of nowhere, park the cars, and then hike for like a half -mile to get some small trees to plant.  With bags of trees and these spades that weigh like 200 pounds, we start hiking and planting trees.  Several hours and a moderately severe case of spring sunburn later, we head back to camp for lunch.  We mess around most of the afternoon, and then head over to a building for a group supper.  By this time, I start to realize that I haven’t pooped since back in Terrytown the previous day.  I’ve got yesterday’s supper in me, along with breakfast, lunch and diner from today.  I’m starting to feel “the urge”.

Now, Long’s Peak Council has thought of everything.  We have port-a-potty galore.  There are a ton of those things scattered throughout the designated camping area.  Well, maybe Long’s Peak Council hasn’t thought of quite everything.  They apparently haven’t thought of the fact that a bunch of mostly 11 to 14-year-old boys are going to make a pretty big mess of every single stinking port-a-potty within hours of setting up camp.  Even though port-a-potties have little plastic urinals mounted on the inside, many of the boys are going to pee directly into the pooper; and a large portion of these boys are going to pee all over the seat.  These boys should be punished.  I want to go to each and every one of these boys’ houses and pee all over their toilet seats.  And then I want to make them sit in it… many times… over and over again.  I think this is going to be about the only way to break them out of the habit of peeing all over toilet seats.  If they are learning it from their fathers, those fathers need to be punished as well.  This goes for any boy or man who has ever peed in a public restroom without lifting the seat.  Each and every one of you should be forced to clean public restrooms.  For every peeing offense, that is one entire restroom you must clean… with a toothbrush… your toothbrush… and then you should be forced to brush your teeth with your toothbrush.  Seriously.

I know that you may be thinking to yourself, “I’m never going to poop on this toilet, so who cares if I pee on it?”  Well, every person who may be in need of pooping on that toilet cares.  Think of someone other than yourself, you smug jerkwad.

Or maybe you’re thinking, “I’m a really good aimer.  I can get it all in the toilet bowl without touching the seat!”  You are insane.  When dealing with something that may touch another man’s (or woman’s) butt, now is not the time for delusions of grandeur.  Lift the stinking seat.

Okay, so I have checked out almost every porta-a-potty at the camp.  Those without poop or pee all over the seat that are actually clean enough to use are out of toilet paper.  Wow, there is still all of tonight and tomorrow morning to go, and they are out of toilet paper.  Then I remember that there is actually a heated restroom up by the building where we ate supper.  So, I take the hike to the heated restroom and go inside.  There is mud and water and (I’m almost positive) pee all over the floor.  I immediately want to wash my hands just from touching the door… but both sinks are occupied by young Scouts feverishly washing their hands (a couple of those who obey the Scout Law, I presume) and there are no paper towels in sight.  There are two toilets in the restroom, and one has a line going almost out the door.  The second is empty with no line.  Now, I know that there is something about that second toilet that is keeping everyone else away from it.  There is no way all of these Scouts and Scout leaders are standing in line for one toilet if there is a second toilet that is perfectly fine.  So I get in line… and I stare at the door to that empty stall.

The person sitting in the first stall is making all kinds of strange noises.  There would be a low moan, and then a grunt, and then a little plfft noise.  Just a little tiny noise.  The younger Scouts in line would giggle.  The older Scouts would roll their eyes and elbow the younger Scouts.  I was making a mental note to make sure I didn’t moan or grunt when my time arrived.  This continued for minute after minute: moan, grunt, plfft… moan, grunt, plfft. The poor dude on the toilet was making little progress, and the audience, once amused at his efforts, was becoming annoyed.  Several of the boys were actually squeezing their butt cheeks together with their hands.  One of the boys near the front of the line got an awful look on his face.  His face got all squinchy, and I heard his stomach rumble.  He squeezed his knees together and his hands went to his belly. His whole body tensed, he let out a soft “oh no”, and then he relaxed.  His face burned bright red and he refused to meet the eyes of any of the other line-waiters.  He slowly slipped past all of us, taking small, calculated steps,  and made his way out the door.

No one said a thing.  We all just bowed our heads in a moment of silence for the soldier who fell before us.

Not able to take any of this any longer, I went to the second stall.  I didn’t care how bad that toilet was, I was bound and determined to…

FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING SACRED AND HOLY!!!

Oh dear sweet Jesus, how could You let something so hideous come into Your creation?  The toilet was plugged.  No big deal, right?  I mean, we’ve all seen plugged toilets.  Of course, this isn’t your standard “plugged toilet”.  This sucker is filled to the brim with poop and pee and toilet paper.  This sucker has been flushed so many times that part of the contents of the toilet bowl have spewed over the side and onto the floor.  I quickly realized two things: that I was right about part of the wetness on the floor being pee, and that I was wrong about the brown muck on the floor being mud. With the slight taste of vomit in my mouth, I looked closer.  There, sitting on the seat, was a lone pile of poo.  It resembled the top of an ice cream cone, perfectly twisted up to a little point on top.

“How in the hell…,” I thought to myself, and then it hit me.  Some poor soul  had been so desperate that he had tried to use that plugged toilet.  In an effort to avoid getting the mess from within the bowl on his hiney, he tried using the “hover method”.  The “hover method” is… well, I think you can figure that out on your own.  Apparently, he “hovered” just fine, but his aim was a little off.  Instead of plopping his goods down into the filthy murk of the bowl, he laid it neatly on the toilet seat, ice-cream-cone-style, for all to see.

I turned from the horror in front of me and walked directly out of the restroom.  I went back to camp, crawled in my tent, crawled in my sleeping bag and went to sleep.  I dreamed of being chased across inescapably wet floors by monstrous brown ice cream cones.  The next morning, we packed up camp and headed home.

Well, here we are now, several days after the camp out.  I still haven’t pooped.  Apparently, holding that stuff in makes it kind of… I don’t know… compress and back-up or something.  It’s kind of neat, ’cause I have hardly any appetite.  If I could poop, I’d almost bet that I’ve lost weight!  But I haven’t pooped, so I have actually gained weight.

Anyway, back to my original point.   Cockroaches are filthy creatures.  They eat almost anything, they hide in dark, damp places, and they leave their feces all over the place in disgusting manners.  Scouts truly are like cockroaches.

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Apr 01

Okay, true story.  100% true.  I was going to wait to post it until after April Fool’s, but it’s just too good to not get out right away.

Yesterday, a coworker of mine comes back from lunch and has the most amazing McDonald’s story I’ve ever heard.  Actually, this is one of the most amazing customer service stories of all time!

The coworker’s name is… well, I don’t want to use his real name, so I’ll just call him Ron.  Ron goes to the drive through at the McDonald’s in Gering, NE to order a little lunch for himself… as is his wont  for lunch.  “Wont”… not “want” or “won’t”… look it up.  I’m all fancy-languaged and whatnot.  He orders his grub and is told to “Please pay at the first window.”

So, Ron drives to the first window.  Inside, he sees the middle-aged cashier-dude who informs Ron of the total due.  The dude appears to be of Hispanic decent.  I know that mentioning race seems a little silly, but it will have relevance a little further along in the story.  The cashier gives Ron his change.  I know, I know, this all seems pretty boring right?  We’ve all been through this same experience probably hundreds of times.  Typical McDonald’s experience.  Typical, until the cashier decides to go completely insane.

“I’ve always wanted to say this to someone before I quit,” says the cashier.  He looks Ron right in the eye.  “F$%k you, you fat white f$%*&r.  Don’t eat here.  Don’t bother telling my manager, ’cause I’m going to quit right now.”

Ron, stunned, watches the window close and then pulls forward.  Still in amazement, he is handed his food by another McDonald’s employee who closes her window before Ron has a chance to say “boo.”

Back at the office, Ron is finally laughing as he relays the story to the rest of us.  Ron has already gotten over it and thinks it’s funny.  Some of the other coworkers feel the same.  I, like with most things in life, get a little pissed off.

First, who is stupid enough to speak to a customer like that?  It’s not like this guy was some teenager who still has the reason of being young, immature, and ignorant.  The dude was just a middle-aged wash-out who is immature and ignorant.  Even if you are planning to quit, why would you talk to someone in that manner who has done absolutely nothing bad to you in any sort of way other than try to support the company that pays your wages?

Second, imagine if roles were reversed.  Imagine a white dude saying to a Hispanic person, “F#$k you, you fat brown f$%*&r.”  McDonald’s would be looking at a lawsuit like no other.  “Racism” and “hate crime” would be thrown around and the white dude would have to go live in the hills in Idaho for the rest of his adult life.  The cashier from this incident will probably just get another job at another fast food restaurant.

Third, what kind of middle-aged dude works as a cashier at McDonald’s?  And the fact that he said “I’ve always wanted to say this to someone before I quit” makes me think that he has had a sting of drive-through cashier jobs… all of which he’s quit.  I’m thinking this dude needs to knock over another convenience and land himself back in prison, which is apparently where he’s spent most of his life up to this point.  Can you think of any other reason a middle-aged dude would be working a string of fast food drive-through jobs… all of which he’s quit? Neither can I.

So I’m just steamed that this punk had the nerve to talk to someone like that, right?  I go home and I’m still all torked out of shape.  And then I really start thinking about it.  I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but other than the whole racist-aspect of the ordeal (the punk needs a little bitch-slap for that), I kind of respect the dude.  Here is this loser who is in a really crappy, dead-end job, and he goes out with a bang.  He gets off his chest something that has been building up probably forever.  I mean, I feel for poor Ron, ’cause he didn’t do anything but try to buy some lunch (and he really isn’t what I consider to be fat… although he is the whitest dude I know), but you have to hand it to the punk.  He did something that most of us only dream of doing… every waking hour of every day of our lives.  Good for him.

Now this middle-aged dude just needs to find a career where he can utilize his skills, where he can find peace, where he can fit in.  Like I already stated, knocking over a convenience store…

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Apr 01

Thank you, once again Stacy, for the seasonal header :)

HSJ Easter

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