Post Edited (vestabula) : 12/23/2008 6:29:57 AM (GMT-7)
I know what you mean, Wendy...just locally in my small little town a man was rummaging through a trash can behind a restaurant and ate something that gave him food poisoning...he sued the resturant and won because there was no warning on the trash barrel that it might contain contaminated food. I feel sorry for the man who had to be searching for something to eat in the trash, but we have SIX charities here that give out free food twice a week..I know because I give to them. We have thrift store that has a table piled with bread, rolls and other items stores donate everyday. Sooooo...don't feel that bad! We have a Seven Eleven here that has a sign that reads: Do not climb in the dumpster!
My husband is Jewish, and up until a few years ago, was not welcomed in some places in this country...like country clubs or resorts. He applied for and was accepted to teach at a rather prominent Christain Univesity then the offer was recinded once they found out he was Jewish, as they thought his religious beliefs would interfer with his teaching ability. Statistics and Business Management? I find this amusing as we looked at the student profile and 1/3 of them were not Christian. Another Universtiy in NC hired him over the phone and when we went there for his meeting with the Dean, they dismissed him immediately as our last name sounds Spanish and they thought they were hiring a minority to satisfy their quota. So there you have it...predjudices lurk in every element of our society. My husband happily celebrates Christmas with me and my family and as we speak, his Menorah is on the dining room table. I accept and cherish them both and after 20 years of marriage we have never had a fight over religion. By the way, my husband had many family members die in the gas chambers of **** Germany. His grandfathers entire family was wiped out. Somewhow he is not resentful and just cherishes their pictures that he has in an album. He will NEVER forget, however.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 12/24/2008 10:53:19 AM (GMT-7)