Wednesday, June 13, 2007

610 Salutations

I'm driving on 610 yesterday and in a jovial mood, listening to tunes, checking out the surrounding vehicles for storylines I could fabricate on the way home when a white pick up pulls alongside me. The driver isn't visible but his "voice" can certainly be heard.

In the back of the truck, this guy has created his own billboard. It's probably three or four feet higher than the cab's hood and runs the length of the truck bed. White, pristine even, the visual announcement includes an encased-in-glass American flag in one corner. The rest of the white board is dedicated to proclaiming the following:

When terrorists kill terrorists and Muslims kill Muslims, the world is a safer place.

America the Beautiful got a bit uglier the moment I read the words. I'm thrilled that he has the right to say what he thinks. I'm even happier that I have the right to think he's an asshole.

3 comments:

Texas2Tennessee said...

By chance, did the pickup truck have a bumper sticker that read, "God is my co-pilot?"

e said...

quite often...this very guy drives by the salon...it's almost like the ice cream truck is driving by the way we react to it...to see which words he has spelled incorrectly...you notice i didn't say if he had incorrectly spelled any words...but which ones...

he has a really hard time with their, there, and they're...

e said...

quite often...this very guy drives by the salon...it's almost like the ice cream truck is driving by the way we react to it...to see which words he has spelled incorrectly...you notice i didn't say if he had incorrectly spelled any words...but which ones...

he has a really hard time with their, there, and they're...