Skip to comments.Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks
Posted on 03/07/2012 11:46:31 AM PST by Redcat
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” Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks “
The day after my family joined me in Texas, we ate a a local Jims restaurant. The waitress came up to us and in her biggest smile said, “Can I get you some coffee, sugar?”
My wife almost had a stroke. “That’s discrimination, that’s not right, that is offensive.” (we are from the Northeast) I had to explain to her it is called southern hospitality and she should only worry when someone says to her, “well bless your heart.”
Well bless (his/her/your/their) heart.
The true southern insult.
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Can I get you some coffee, sugar?
...how could anyone confuse that with discrimination?! I think it’s refreshing to hear a lady call me “sugar”. the NE mentality is destroying this country.
In the south, “Bless your heart” = “Up yours.” In a sweet way, y’know. I love the language of the south and am finally getting the hang of it after two years in TN.
Your wife really got ticked off by that? Really?
I’m not trying to cause a stir...just very curious. Is she a liberal?
I thought I was a “liberal” until my late twenties, but, even then, I don’t think that would have bugged me.
Oh, and btw, I held a deep seated conviction (due to brainwashing in public school/univ) that the South was backwards, racist and evil.
10 years ago I FINALLY got a chance to go to the SOUTH. I LOVED THE HOSPITALITY. Never saw anything like that before. If a nice lady called me or my husband or kids “Sugar”....made me feel special and cared for.
So...help a reformed Dem/lib out...what bugged your wife?
I never knew the “bless yer heart” thingy, until recently.
Oh, how I love it...used in the appropriate way against a dumb-arsed lefty.
It’s a southern way of POLITELY telling someone to go pound sand. It’s especially amusing when said by a old southern lady.
Yeah, it’s not like Paula Deen ever made any sexual remarks on her television show (including about her son’s private parts or her husband’s ‘sausage’).
She’s what I call a dirty bird. Haven’t you ever met someone like that?
This is an example of being hoisted on ones' petard.
I say “Bless your/his/her heart” all the time, and don’t mean it in a nasty way. Depends on the context of the conversation.
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