Scandal

Apparently Scandal is a really good show. I’ve never seen it. But I have an aunt that has viewing parties, I just hear people talking about it, and I see it quite often on facebook. I have absolutely no clue what it’s even about, but I assume something about scandals…or maybe just one big scandal, naturally.

So I work at a restaurant, and the other day I checked up on one of my tables while they were having a conversation about the latest Scandal episode. These were two little older white ladies, as cute and friendly as could be. They asked if I watched Scandal, and when I replied no, they commenced telling me all about it and how I should start watching.

There’s one thing I really love about older people. And that’s their lack of a filter. Old people pretty much say whatever they want. It doesn’t matter whether their words were malicious or harmless, you do nothing, because old people do what they want.

So back to these ladies. They raved and raved about Scandal and they didn’t just say I needed to watch the show. One of the women said to me, “You have to watch the show! You have a duty to your…black ‘sistas’ to see it!”

Duty..to my….black sistas? Yes, sistas, not sisters. I don’t get offended over things like that, it’s really funny to me. I just wonder sometimes how people end up saying offputting things so nonchalantly. I am black, but I don’t personally identify myself as any individual race. People ask me “what I am” so much that now I just say ‘other.’ Was it because I’m like…diet black that she felt comfortable saying anything? I don’t know, it’s not important I guess. But those ladies were cute, even though they threw me off with that. Happy things.

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