I've thought about it and have decided to officially dub Tuesday as Things That Make Me Say Hmmm...Day here on YUMMommy. I don't know about you all but I see, hear and read a lot of things that make me say hmmm...on a daily basis almost. And it's not always in a negative or bad way either. Sometimes, I cross an inspiring story or something that makes me pause and think. Anyways, this past week things that have made me say hmmm...were
1-People think Michael Vick shouldn't have gotten jail time: This weekend while vacationing with the fam at the beach, we were all gathered in my uncle's suite when they starting talking about Michael Vick on Sports Center. Of course, they brought up the fact the he had served jail time for his participation in dog fighting. And a few of my family members got into a heated debate over whether or not he should have gotten jail time. In my mind I was thinking hmmm...of course he should have gotten jail time. He broke the law.
And who gives a damn that he was one of the richest and best football players in the league? I sure as hell didn't. We have enough celebrities out here now thinking they are above the law and getting away with stuff. There are non-famous people serving same time if not more time than Vick did for the same crime. Just because he's famous does not give him a pass.
Furthermore, God did not put animals on this earth for us to use maliciously. Animals are for eating and/or companionship. And it kills me when people try to play the race card and say that if he was white they would have given a slap on the wrist. I'm not so sure that I agree with that. Dogs are man's best friend and hold a special place in the hearts of just about 90% of Americans.
And if you think that there are other crimes out there that are more severe but have less harsher sentences than dog fighting charges then open your mouth and say something. Yelling at your tv will not get laws changed or amended people. If you want injustice to stop then you have campaign and get your voice heard. Otherwise shut up and stop complaining!!
2-Exchanging Christmas presents: We all know that Christmas is not about receiving but giving just like the wise men gave gifts to Jesus. However, let's keep it real some of us really enjoy Christmas just because of the gifts. So, my thoughts are that if you want to receive a gift, you need to give a gift. When I hear some of my family members complaining about how they didn't receive gifts from our family this year all I can say is hmmm...I can't even remember the last time you gave me a gift probably because it's been never.
I don't have money to blow on people who don't even have the decency to purchase me a birthday gift, baby shower gift, etc. So, when I see you with your lip poked out like a baby because I'm giving out gifts to those who give me gifts, I could care less. And don't try to play that 'I'm broke' role with me when you're eating out at the Chinese buffet, the Mexican restaurant or McDonald's every night. I wasn't hatched out an egg yesterday and I'm your family. I already know your business and I know you're not broke!!
3-Lady in my hometown winning $100,000 from lottery ticket: hmmm...I'm going to start coming home and buying some scratch off lottery tickets. LOL But in all seriousness, this is like the fifth big money ticket that gas station has sold in less than two years. That means I have good odds of winning because my hometown is about the size of my thumb. I am seriously giving it some thought and talked it over with my mom and little brother. They totally down in playing it with me. Maybe, I'll be a $100,000 or more richer by next New Year's.
4-People in my hometown thinking they are thugs: Now I come from one of the smallest towns in South Carolina if not the United States. And everybody pretty much knows everybody. We have nothing but a handful of fast food restaurants, some pharmacies, mom & pop shops and a WalMart. So, when I see these wanna-be New York/LA thugs from here it is the funniest and saddest thing to me. Hmmm...this is what you choose to do with your life?
They are not even remotely interested in getting out of this small city an seeing what else the world has to offer. They go to jail over stupid stuff like stealing $5 and smoking weed. Honestly, what do they think is going to happen when they're parents or grandparents whom they're staying with dies? Nobody else is going to take care of your jobless and education less behind. The state is going to foreclose on your parent's or grandparent's house once you miss paying the property taxes and then somebody else with common sense is going to come a long and buy it at the delinquent tax auction and you'll be homeless too.
I'm so glad that I've always wanted more for myself than to live in a small town most people have near even heard of. I have big dreams and serious goals. Who cares if you think that makes me bourgeoisie? I sure as heck don't.
So what have you seen, heard or read in the past week that made you say hmmm...?