I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady and her daughter. Here’s a story of how extremism in politics can hurt the innocent.
I won’t use any names, I can’t and wouldn’t put them in a position of discomfort by naming them.
She was visiting the area to make some cash by emptying and selling off the treasures from her storage unit.
The dear lady didn’t have finances after having cancer to Jeep paying for her storage. She had no one (willing) to watch her kids while she came from Seattle so she had to being her kids so they both came with her and she stayed with friends.
Her son stayed home while the daughter came with her to help. Sell her “no long worth doing business”.
They were selling in the space next to the one I keep. They’re trailer was longer than the space so I talked to my friends neighboring me and we all have an inch to let her open the doors to her trailer, we knew it was possible for us to make a little space for them.
The hitch of the trailer was about an inch over the imaginary boundary and she was concerned. I said, “Don’t worry, the show organizer said you were in the space on that side”.
Those on the other side of her arrived, unlike previous months they didn’t throw a hissy fit, they just glared. I guess that they realized that the trailer wasn’t moving anywhere but it didn’t stop them making the woman’s life hell. she was called a white supremacist, followed by calling me a white supremacist. Trouble was the Lady’s daughter is mixed race, the daughter just stood open mouthed.
I told her to ignore them, they call everyone that on a regular basis and I’ve been called it many times. She said, “I’m just shocked, my daughter is mixed raced, and you are helping both of us unload our bigger items”.
“That doesn’t matter to some people, they use tags because it hides their own racial prejudices”. I told her that I would help her get her trailer loaded back up before I left for home.
The final act of pure nastiness was that the Man and Woman that had been so abusive piled up all their packed inventory up as a wall to make it impossible for the Woman to hitch up her trailer until they were good and ready. There is nothing worse than a person being petty.
I was brought up to be helpful and kind to others but damn it, I was so angry about the way this woman and her daughter were being treated. Nobody should be treated like dirt and this man and woman have been abusive to others for months on end. That show space is an open space, It is one I used to pay for that was surplus to my needs and the show operators leave it open as a “will call” space hoping that I take it back on (no chance of that, I’m planning on quitting altogether). Every month this couple has been full of venom and hatred.