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.
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.
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?
Well, I’ve been saved by the grace of southern charm
I got a mouth like a sailor and yours is more like a Hallmark card
If you wanna pick a fight, well, I’m gonna have to say good night
I don’t have to be hateful, I can just say, “Bless your heart”
And even though I don’t belong with your high life friends
Doesn’t mean we don’t get together and try to make amends
It’s easier can’t you see? Let’s agree to just disagree
We don’t have to like each other but it’s sure fun to pretend
So let’s shake hands and reach across those party lines
You got your friend just like I got mine
We might think a little differently
But we got a lot in common you will see
We’re just like you, only prettier