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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    To nobodys surprise, there were protestors today in
    DC. They attempted to disrupt the metro system and block the Key Bridge, a
    leading artery into DC from Northern Virginia. I got hosed twice because I
    come in from Northern Virginia on the metro and it was raining hard, which
    makes traffic even worse. My commute was long and arduous and only caused
    further resentment for protestors (but that
    isn't the point of this thread). Anyway, I'll get to the point.

    I got off my train in Rosslyn because I had to use the bathroom and the
    train was moving quite slowly. When I was getting back on the train, there
    were protestors on the train platform handing out pamphlets on the evils of
    America.
    I politely declined to take one.

    An elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and when a young
    (20ish) female protestor offered her a pamphlet, she
    politely declined. The young protestor put her hand on the old woman's
    shoulder as a guesture of friendship and, in a very soft voice, said,
    "Ma'am, don't you care about the children of Iraq?" The old woman looked up
    at her and said, "Honey, my first husband died in France during World War II
    so that you could have the right to stand here and bad mouth your country.
    And if you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your *** and open
    it."

    I'm glad to report that loud applause broke out among the onlookers and the
    young protestor was at a total loss for words.
     
  2. norm357

    norm357

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    HAHAHA I wish I could have beeen there!
    Norm
     

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    Spen84107

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    That is great! I wish I could have witnessed it!
    ;f
     
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    igrp ut supra

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    Outstanding! I wish some camera crew would have been there. They probably wouldn't have aired it but oh well, it's still a great story.
     
  5. Ghost Shooter

    Ghost Shooter Who? Me?

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    Beautiful, just beautiful. The old woman sounds kinda like my grandma: strong, decisive, and not afraid to speak out...plus if you tick her off, she still knows how to open up a can of whup-***.

    Ghost
     
  6. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    I was talking to someone in northeast Pa. and they told me that they read this story in the newspaper.
     
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    Heh. I probably was there, but I didn't see it.

    So, do you run up the escalator at Rosslyn, too? :)
     
  8. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    Used to run up the down one though.
     
  9. Alex_Knight

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    Ouch, I hate when that happens with my umbrella. ;f ;f ;f ;f