Musings of a Political Nature

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

America Heart Bologna

Leave it to me to relate lunch meat to politics, but I had an experience yesterday that I can't keep to myself.

So I work part-time in a deli, and we can leave the details there, but what happened to me yesterday speaks volumes about life here in teh USA. So an older woman comes up to the counter yesterday and asks me for some Lebannon Bologna. And I said 'Excuse me?' and she said "LEBANNON" to which I replied, "Lebanon Bologna?" and she said yes. Now granted the relationship between Lebanon Bologna and the war raging right now between Israel and the Hizbullah is kind of a stretch, but hear me out.

This woman, this adult human being, could not pronounce Lebanon. Lebanon is the name of a country, a country that just erupted in violent war. And she couldn't even get the name of the lunch meat correct. What this says to me is that people are ignorant. Ignorant of the world around them, ignorant of their role on the world stage, ignorant of everything that doesn't show up on their doorstep and blow their heads off, regardless of how many other people are facing that very situation. So here is to the Israelies and Hizbullahs in Lebannon, even if bologna is the only legacy American's will ever know.


  • Kathy, this is Emily. Is it possible that she mispronounced Lebanon because there are mutliple ways of pronoucing Lebanon (or Lebannon). Lebanon the country is pronounced with a long "oh" sound while Lebanon, PA is pronounced with a short "eh" sound.

    Perhaps it's not ignorance, but she's actually Amish (pronounced long A-mish.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:23 PM  

  • Although a good point, its HIGHLY unlikely

    By Blogger KatKrusade, at 4:50 PM  

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