Friday, February 22, 2013

Starbucks, Tacos, Tebow

 

Starbucks. Where Mac users congregate, but do not speak to each other. Although I am not the owner of a Mac, I do love some Starbucks. It’s where I do all of my best people watching.

One day I was sitting in there, and I had headphones in, but I could still semi-hear these two women talking about the one woman’s horrible relationship she was in. It was starting to get good, so I discreetly slipped out the earbuds to take a listen. It was pretty long and intense, and this woman had some strong feelings about this dirtbag she was dating, but the problems all boiled down to this, “Well, NO, she’d just rather sit and watch that BOY throw a fit on the TACO BELL FLOOR because of some STUPID advertisement on the cup at El Puerto’s. I just I’m over it, done with it.”

And that my friend leads me to this undeniable truth: Mexican food is the root of all heartache.

But that wasn’t the original point of this post. (albeit a good one)

Yesterday I decided to go to Starbucks to study. So I walk in order a venti vanilla latte, whip out my (while hoping the herd of apple users doesn’t attack me) Toshiba laptop, and open up my course.

But you know, I’m kind of distractible. So after rolling my eyes over things on facebook for a few minutes I actually start working. And I worked for probably a solid 20 minutes without even opening another tab, which might be a record for me, because 3 days ago, I was attempting to learn about something mathy and  I ended up watching a video of a baby elephant stuck in a pool, and then a baby elephant sneezing, which somehow led me to an elephant giving birth, which let me tell you, is a disgusting thing to watch. I don’t even know why I watched that, there was so much blood and then she was kicking the baby to make it breathe, and well, you get the point, it was awful.

BUT ANYWAY, these two women at the table next to mine started talking about the “Tebow Bill” (which I think is an awful name for that, but whatever, no one asked me what to call it) that if passed, would have allowed homeschoolers to play for public schools’ sports teams. I thought it was an okay idea I guess, like homeschoolers still pay taxes for schools so why shouldn’t they be able to participate in the sports? I don’t know, I mean it doesn’t really affect me, being one of the least athletic people ever, but….

But these women were talking about it, and the one woman went on to state how it was ridiculous because then the homeschoolers might actually make the team (uhh…thank you, captain obvious). Then she went on to describe how TERRIBLE Waynesboro High School’s football team is, like “it’s just awful.” She came back to her original point, explaining that if the bill had passed then homeschooled kids probably would have beaten out most of the kids from Waynesboro, and that just wasn’t fair, because just because they were bad doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get to play. They should be able to play even if they are terrible.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Land of opportunities so equal, that they are unequal.

2 comments:

Cassandra Noelle said...

Bekah,

Your writing style is so engaging and entertaining... I really enjoyed this post. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Cassandra

Austin Harrison said...

So I read the last paragraph...
Read it again...
And again...

Nope. Still is illogical.

Thanks for sharing that story, I too suffer from ADWASD.
"Attention Deficit When At Starbucks Disorder"