While working, a discontented customer came to me asking me to lend an ear towards him. While the conversation isn't exact, this is the closest that I can come up with. The anger and anguish that he felt while living in one of the ghetto parts of the city was as real as I could of felt it. In some ways, he felt like he was being cast aside for a group of people who could care less about his living conditions nor the living conditions of similar people. I guess you can say, I have all of a sudden felt a part of the culture that wasn't being listened to, nor have they been listened to. Considering that I am a Political Science major, I did learn and experience some of the things underrepresented people go through (whether it be the poor or the rich, it doesn't matter... what matters is that the person feels underrepresented.)
Considering it was the midterm elections, I already had a prediction of how the elections will go nationally (all I did was focus on local bills and propositions.... awesome that they turned out how I wanted it to be... I guess.)
Customer: Are you willing to lend an ear to what I have to say.
Customer: I'm sorry if it sounds like I am ranting at you, but you know what happened in the elections right?
Customer: When Obama went into office 6 years ago, Newt Gingrich and his cronies said that they wanted to make sure that little of the policies that Obama wanted to get through will get through. All of the policies that he wanted to pass in his first year of office, they've blocked them all. That racist SoB and similar folk in office could care a little less of the living conditions that many people feel. And if it wasn't for Obama being president, they wouldn't be scared shitless about a *censored* being in office.
Customer: Sorry if I am using ghetto language in front of you.
RT: No problem.
Customer: What would scare that majority even more is if we elect a Latino/Asian/Women-American in office.
RT: Yeah, maybe.
Customer: You know why? Because they would be scared that their racist stronghold is crumbling.
Customer leaves general area
Customer: 6 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess 6 years did little after all, let alone more than a century.