Friday, October 15, 2010

A FORUM POST

Today at 7:45am, AL Gator wrote:

Wabash, stop being a dumb redneck. Time to come out of your trailer, open your eyes, and see the rest of the world.



Al, if you really think characterizing people that you don't know with living a lifestyle you think is derogatory toward them and that that might bring them over to your way of thinking, you're sadly mistaken, and you are the one who sorely needs to examine himself and awaken to the real world.

Few people that know me have called me "dumb" and meant it as a statement of fact and not just a slur. I have an MBA from UNF and a successful career in business behind me.

If you think me a "redneck", thanks for the compliment. Yes I have worked hard out in the blazing Florida Sun, am fiercely patriotic, have proudly fought for my country, got an American Flag flying in front of the house, Been a lay leader in my church, own an old Dodge pick-up and a two real Jeeps, have lived out in the sticks where i could pee in the front yard and hold bonfires out back with the kids and the dogs and the girls and the beer, like deer hunting, fishing, country music, and have been known to fly the Confederate Flag on occasion.

And as far as living in a trailer, when I grew up in Florida in the 50's and 60's, many really great people, old and young alike lived in trailer parks. And yes I did live in one in Tampa for awhile when I attended USF in Tampa.

I may not have accomplished all the great things you are in life, or be as rich and Urban and witty as you are, but your little slur, doesn't hurt me, if that's what you were trying to do. Indeed, it gave me pause to reflect on where I've been and my roots and actually feel a little proud.

I know i'm far from being a football guru and don't claim to be, but my wife and I love going to the games or Gators Cafe and rooting for the Orange and Blue. I think my creds as UF Class of 1969 and being a loyal fan for about 50 years allows me to get a little grumpy now and then and disagree with what's going on....

Now, I'm not going to descend to your level and call you a jack wagon from nambie-pambie land...I won't..I won't --The Hell I won't!! Just kidding. I'm sure you just lost your temper, we all do from time to time, don't let it bother you.

Go Gatuh! Beat them Bullydawgs!

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