A very nice lady

Posted: April 17, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news, personal
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A side effect of my spontaneous trip on the tea party express was my decision to finally break down and get a cell phone. During a stop in a mall in Connecticut rather than eating I went to get a tracphone and a memory card for my camera.

I found myself in line behind a familiar face. The lady in question was busy purchasing a camera and for whatever reason the two young people behind the counter seemed to be moving very slowly on it.

At the sight of it I smiled. One of the side effects of finding yourself on the other side of the barriers is encountering the occasional person severely infected with the: “Do you know who I am?” syndrome, and others smug to the point of to the point of downright bigotry. But here at Radio Shack in Connecticut stood a person who has appeared in television and film not flaunting herself or her fame, but just being an another customer looking to find something.

It was a great pleasure to introduce myself noting “Of course you need no introduction.” At that point I looked at the two clerks, they couldn’t have been more that 20 and they had blank faces as they read off her credit card “Victoria Jackson“.

She turned to me smiling, “Before their time”, I smiled as well not mentioning that my two teenage boys both think she is very cool. As she walked back to her bus I turned to the clerks to get my items, they were busy goggling her to find out just who they were taking care of.

She joined the Axis of Fedora later in the day, always a plus, but I found myself very impressed later that evening during the Freedom works tea party. She was in great demand both on the stage and behind the camera. Reporters talking to her seemed to radiate the “I’m smarter than you” style that I dislike so. Yet she never declined and gave time to person after person. When a gentleman I interviewed asked if there was any chance of getting a photo with her. I took the liberty of asking her as a favor to do so. She was pulled in 12 different directions but at her first convenience came over to the barrier and let the incredibly excited fellow get a shot with her. I think that fellow’s day was made right then and there.

Later on I talked to her daughter, she is the same age as my oldest and had the pleasure of being impressed once again. This girl was no less a teenager than any other but just a little time showed that she was raised right. She is exactly the type of kid I want my kids to hang with.

I have heard people go on about how they would be so thrilled to hang with or drink with this celebratory or that, I think the highest complement I can give is to say, I wish her family lived on my street. She would make a good neighbor and good neighbors are worth my weight in gold.

Plus my teenage sons are jealous of me for the first time I remember. I owe you one Ms. Jackson.

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  2. bobbelvedere says:

    Bravo for another job well sone, DTG!

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  4. vicki says:

    What a sweet article! You, my hatted friend are the Sweet One.
    I loved meeting you.
    God bless you and thanks for fighting for our Freedom.



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