How to waste a teachable moment

The New Bert and Ernie?

Overheard at the grocery store, waiting in line to purchase one item because the stupid U-Scan machines were down:

Adorable Towheaded Child: "Mommy, I don’t like Veggie Tales; Veggie Tales are gay."

WASPy Mother: "What? Who told you that Veggie Tales are gay?"

ATC: "Daddy. Daddy said that Veggie Tales are gay."

WyM: "Well, we don’t say words like that. Veggie Tales aren’t gay; we like Veggie Tales."

Annamaria: Sighs audibly and realizes this is how bigots are made.


annamaria at 9:18 AM

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at Monday, May 22, 2006 2:52:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

what would be perfect irony is if the parents made him into a bigot young, have him be a tormented teen that needs lots of expensive therapy and discover he is - GAY!
and of course the ultimate wish for the dad would be for conclusive evidence linking homosexuality to the father's genes.....

at Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:22:00 AM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

Hmmm...that's rather appalling. Tellingly, I actually thought to myself, after reading this entry, "is that true?"

Denial is a gay girl's best friend.

at Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:29:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

To the best of my knowledge, there is no indication that Bob and Larry are homosexuals...

Oh, you were asking about the veracity of the anecdote, weren't you? Unfortunately, yes, absolutely true. One of those moments where you, for a fleeting moment, actually consider having a brood of children just to counteract all the bigotted little assholes these fuckwits are going to produce.

at Wednesday, May 24, 2006 6:04:00 PM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

but mommy thought she was keeping little johnny from becoming little bigot. did you all catch how mommy missed what little johnny was actually saying? and how she missed the real teachable moment. oh, and it would have made dad into a real p........


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