Sunday, January 18, 2009

This I Just Will NOT Tolerate

Seriously, some people have no respect at all.
I was playing Left 4 Dead today, which I usually do to kill time.
When you play online you can use a microphone and talk to your teammates.
Well today I almost wish some people weren't allowed to use their mics.
Like you could press a button and have their mic electrocute them whenever they say something ignorant.

There are four main characters in Left 4 Dead that you can play as.
One of the characters is an old guy, one's a black guy, one's a female, and one is a kind of tough guy with tattoos and everything.
I never care who I play as. They all do the same thing. I pick the girl when I get the chance, but if she's not available I don't throw a hissy fit.
Well I wound up being the old guy (sometimes you get random selection). I'd been playing with this team for 3 rounds already, and I could tell they were younger. Probably 13 or something.
But one of them pissed me off with a very, very, very, very, very rude comment.
I won't say it word for word, but I'll give you a taste and bleep it as well as I can.
The black character is named Louis. He's usually who I pick after Zoey is taken.
Well apparently someone hasn't smacked this thirteen year old in the mouth yet, but they will eventually. One day he'll slip up and say this to the wrong person.
He was assigned Louis to play as.
"DAMNIT, I got the ******. I got the damn ******."
****** = Derogatory slur for a black person.

I told him to shut his damn ignorant mouth and I left them in the middle of the game.
I hope they died.
How dare you be so disrespectful? It was just repulsive to me. Who hadn't taught this kid some manners?
What's worse is that the kid had a whiny high-pitched voice with a subtle southern accent.
Great, you make my family look bad because of your ignorance.
This is why people dislike the south. Because people like him are the epitome of the stereotype.
I'm about equality. I believe everyone has equal rights and no one deserves to be treated with disrespect because of their sexuality, color of their skin, or other choices they make.
Except murderers or rapists or anything similar.

So I guess this post is also kind of me saying that it's just not okay to discriminate against anyone.

If I've offended anyone, I'm sorry. But I was seriously offended by that ignorant kid. I should've taken his username down and spread it through my friends.
It's like virtual pillaging.
And here's a picture of me, since I need to show pictures of me.
Because it's my blog and pictures are fun.To be honest, I'm made fun of for my skin color a lot. Especially when I go to summer camp. They call me white-out. Asked me if I use liquid paper as my foundation.
Yeah, I get it. I'm pale. Cut it the hell out. It's not even slightly funny to make me feel like crap about myself for something that I can't do anything about.
Anyway, I'm going to go make some coffee or something. I'm sleepy.

And Tim says it's better when I smile, so here's another picture:
Yeah yeah yeah. I was pulling the tangles out of my hair. And I rarely wear makeup around the house.

You bloggies are lucky. You get to see me without makeup. Most people don't. Although the glare of the screen hides my pock marks.

Oh oh oh and one other thing I forgot to mention. I've always had acne on my back. But it used to be a few cysts.
Yeah no. I checked this afternoon. 50 LARGE POCK MARKS EVERYWHERE. And a bunch of cysts.
Literally looked like the top half of my back had painted on red marks. It's really bad.
Just thought I'd share that.

At one point it was clear. No idea what brought it back.


Hula's Secret Blog said...

That kid sounds like an idiot.

We live in a larger city and two suburbs over from the city is this extremely wealthy, high rated town. Well....of course those are the families I tend to nanny for (since they have all the money)...and those kids are always SO ignorant about ANY culture other than their own.

Kristina P. said...

I teach an anger management to teenagers, and we had this white girl in the class who would use that word constantly. Really? I told her there was no tolerance for it, and you can bet if there were any black kids in the class, they would have set her straight real fast.

Yaya said...

Yup, kid needs a good smack upside the head.

Or a spanking, depending on his age.

The Thompson's said...

Lee I dont think your pale. I think you have a great complexion. And as for the pic. Nice add to the blog, but I much prefer you smiling!


Stesha said...

I agree with Hula, the kid sounds like an idiot.

That is why I teach my children we all bleed the same colors red, but we all come in different flavors like ice-cream. And if you just pick one flavor ice-cream you are really missing out.

Kimmy said...

The kids these days need to have "old school" kick them around some!

I love the way Stesha put it too!!

I too used to get teased. I was always called Casper or Snow White....Ha. Ha. Ha. Very funny.

Wendyburd1 said...

That kid is ignorant, and what is really sad is he probably learned it from his parents!! I would have left them for dead too!!
And I am so pale some people have said they have to cover their eyes when I go to a beach or pool, OR have said I am invisible like casper. Boo!

Irish Chicken Soup said...

That's ridiculous. People can be so stupid.

As far as the pale thing goes, I'm right there with you and I get to live in FL. Kids used to make fun of me when we went swimming and call me stuff like "Casper" and ask me if I glowed in the dark. Lame.

Liz said...

I don't have perfect skin either. I am in my 30s and still deal with acne. It's not but one here and there but still it's enough to aggravate me.

I don't lay out in the sun or in tanning beds at all. I'd rather be pale than dying of skin cancer. I had sun poisoning as a kid and have the scars on my chest and shoulders from it. I did not use enough sunscreen as a kid. I burn very easily.

Happy Monday!

Daphine said...

Unfortunately, some things will never change. You're right day this young kid will meet his match. Doesn't surprise me at all though.

Most people don't see me without makeup either. It's amazing just how much makeup makes us up! lol!

Happy Monday!

So said...

You are absolutely right about the kid being ignorant. Unfortunately he was most likely taught this from ignorant parents. I love that you stood up and told him what's what. I hope they died too.

Nickie. said...

I've found out theres a lot of rude younger ones on xbox. It's like where do they learn it from? I will leave a game if I know the majority of em are little kids, it really gets on my nerves. Esp. when they throw racial slurs like they're all big and bad!!! Keep your cool, you can mute em btw if need be. It's the easiest thing to do. =)

Jillene said...

I just don't get people using that word. It is TOTALLY inappropriate!! He needs to learn some manners/respect!!

Jillene said...

Oh yeah--who cares what people think!! They are all just jealous because you are so beautiful!!

Sheri said...

I haven't played that game, but I have used Ventrilo and TeamSpeak for online games on the PC and have ran across some real ignorant idiots (also, mostly kids). I left them too. I live in the South and hear this thing enough as it is, I don't want to play a video game and hear it too ya know?!? I agree with you about equal rights and am quite pale myself too hehe.

Stesha said...

Why can't I comment on your latest post? Is something wrong witn my computer? I will check back later.

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