I had me some drama at the gas station this morning. I was trying to pump gas and my debit/check card was not going through (due to the bar/restaurant tab holds on it from this weekend), while I am swiping it like crazy this homeless man came up to me and asked for money; I told him I had none, obviously. I was standing there getting 'declined, declined, declined'.
Then he walks away, I call USAA--my wonderful bank of choice, to get them to remove the holds, at first they refused to do so, they are so wonderful and said that I would have to wait until the restaurant removed the holds.
This is when I called AP and Toxic who was drying her hair, putting on make-up---so I had to wait for her to rescue me. AP was going to work.
In the meantime I call back USAA to argue it out, got a different woman, who probably just started working there and has not succumbed to the banking employee bitter syndrome, yet. She removed the hold.
Then the drama hit the car roof:
The gas clerk came out to make sure I was legit since I swiped my card so many times and was just sitting out at the pump. He walked back inside.
From out of nowhere the homeless man came back, this time SCREAMING and waving his hands at me:
"I HAVE NO HOUSE"; "I HAVE NO CAR"; "I HAVE NO FOOD"; "I HAVE NO MONEY"
Which I said, "I'm sorry, neither do I"
Then he gets louder and is just screaming. So then the gas attendant comes back out and asks me if the homeless man was with me?!?!? NO! Do I look like Saint Teresa? Is Salvation Army written anywhere on my car?
Then he asked the homeless man to leave---wrong thing to do...the homeless man starts up even louder:
"DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BLACK PEOPLE?"---wait this is where I should tell you the homeless man is very white.
"BLACK PEOPLE WERE SLAVES AND WE WENT THROUGH A LOT TO BE FREE. IT IS MY RIGHT TO BE OUT HERE. I WAS FIRED FROM MY JOB BECAUSE I AM BLACK"
I just busted out laughing my ass off. I know it was wrong to laugh but this was some funny shit happening in Uptown Dallas.
The attendant told him that he will call the cops if he doesn't leave.
"IT'S BECAUSE I'M BLACK" then looks at me "TELL HIM SISTER"
Well 'sister' said nothing and got into her car and left.