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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:11 PM

A right winger just went OFF on me a few minutes ago at work. In Texas. [View all]

These people are freakin' loonies. It is really starting to scare me. Legitimately. I think there is going to be violence very soon. There is no reasoning with these crazies.

He's a client of the business where I am employed, and he called on a business matter, but as usual, steered the conversation to politics. Started attacking Obama as not being capable of leading the country. Tells me that I just don't "get it", and "don't understand about the jobs, etc." That I'm not a loyal American because I voted for Obama. His voice is getting louder and louder on the other end.

I tried to remain calm during a part of the conversation, but he just kept on. I even pointed out to this man that I was talking in a calm and quiet tone while he was screaming at me on the other end of the line. He kept interrupting me every time I started a sentence. I asked him if he was Bill O'Reilly or something - trying to lighten the mood. That made him even madder. Then, he went into the GM bailout. THAT did it. Half of my family has worked for GM in one capacity or another, and I lost it, and I let him have it. I told him that I'd be happy to hear legitimate examples of his complaints - like, give me an example of something that Obama has done to take away his rights to own a gun. I know this is a big issue with him because he's a hunter. He just said that "they promote legislation to take all of our rights away all the time". Again, I asked for an example and he just kept screaming.

He was in a frenzy. It was irrational behaviour. And he will be calling my boss, who is out of town today, to tattle on me. I am sure of it. So, I'll get to worry all weekend whether or not some right wing lunatic is going to get me in trouble at work. This was not a discussion, it was him screaming at me. And I was in tears afterwards because I was so mad.

I am the only employee who works for four rich, white Republican men, so there IS no human resources department to complain to. It's either like it or leave, and I am paid very well.

Sorry for my rant, but I've really just had it. People like this man are dangerous in my opinion. They cannot handle the idea that anyone might disagree with them. They are so used to using intimidation as a successful tactic that when they come up against someone who doesn't acquiece to that, they just scream louder. This was reminiscent of a piece on Fox News.

Good grief! There is no dealing with idiots like this guy. No discussion, no exchange of ideas. He will not even entertain the idea that he might be wrong about anything. Why does he even care what I think? Talk about "taking rights away"! Well, my right to believe differently than he does is very important to me.

We live in a fucked up world! All I want to do is to be left alone at this place and allowed to do the job that I'm paid to do. I don't give a DAMN how any of these people think about much of anything, especially politics.

Again - my apologies to DU. But I just had to vent somewhere. Please remind me that there are nicer people in this world! I just don't live or work around many these days.





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