Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

June 14, 2012

Why?


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Dear Editor:

Why do we, as parents, feel we have to get our kids into our personal

ideals, battle, opinions and whatnot.

I see protesters on TV with their kids standing next to them holding signs, shouting how they hate what you are, what you stand for or just

you in general.

The parent who taught their kid that song in the Greensburg church should have Child Protection Services look at them. The idiot who

posted it on YouTube should be drawn and quartered. Publicity is a

powerful thing and so is hate.

I served 20 years in the military and we had a saying: "Attitudes are contagious." (Remember this.)

Since the video went viral, my once peaceful Greensburg is now a

potential powder keg. Gay and lesbians are everywhere and they have

something to prove.

I have nothing against what anyone wants to do, (beliefs, orientation,

opinions), just let me be.

So to get down to the gist of all this: I was in my Greensburg Walmart and actually was just pulling in to a parking spot. I was  hoping to get this spot where two people just got in their car. I waited a minute then pulled into a spot two cars over. (It had no spot in front of it so I could pull through when I was done.) As I pulled in I had to back up and align better in the spot to be courteous to the cars to my left and right.

The car that was in the spot I was hoping to get pulled out and raced around behind me as I was backing up to align. I was looking at them as they screeched up to my bumper, slammed on their brakes and gave me the universal "Hi" sign. (The finger.) I gave it back in kind (I just caught the infection), then proceeded to park the truck.

They got out of their car.

I got out of my truck.

I was looking forward to this fight. (The attitude was contagious!)

Thankfully, my wife said "no" and so I stood there as this individual

proceeded to flip me off and call me every colorful metaphor in the book.

I could have out-cussed them, as I am college educated AND 20 years

military; they had nothing on me, but what they were trying to tell me

amidst all the F-you's was, "Learn how to drive."

All I said was, "Excuse me?"

It proceeded a few more minutes and I really wanted to say to them, "You eat with that mouth?" or, "I think I've had my driver's license longer than you have been alive," but knew I should not escalate it.

They were apparently gay or lesbian, and were all jacked up on the hate the Greensburg church started, and were taking it out on me, and the moment I created.

I had to chuckle later though as I thought about how they must be really steaming Ñ over nothing.

But, thank you to the parent of that poor kid who is being taught to hate so early on in life.

I feel sorry for him as this will probably follow him in life.

I feel sorry for the church who will probably feel a little pain from all this.

I really feel sorry for the idiot who is probably doing the face palm right now thinking it was funny at the time but did not realize that America is a politically correct nation.

How I wish the late great Andy Rooney was still alive, I would love to

hear his view on all this.

Cris Sandusky

Greensburg