Wednesday, October 06, 2004

I'm a Commie

I walk to the desk where the guards are stationed in the building and they ask me for a canteen ducat. A canteen ducat is used by prisoners to withdraw money from their accounts to purchase food and cosmetic items in the prison canteen. A white guard informs me that I need to turn the ducat in on Thursday night instead of the usual Sunday night due to the holiday on Monday.

I say, "Oh, it's Indigenous People's Day."

The white guard responds, "It's Columbus Day. Only pink Commies call it Indigenous People's Day."

I see that his face is flushed, so I chuckle and walk away. He is the same guard who called me a Commie when he saw the KPFA sticker on my 32 oz. drinking pitcher. He had commented that KPFA is a Commie station. I listen to KPFA; therefore, I am a Commie. What ingenuous deductive reasoning!

Well, if listening to KPFA and honoring the indigenous people qualify me was a Commie, then I'm proud of it.

6 Comments:

Blogger Buria said...

Wow, that is so ridiculous...stay strong, Eddy.

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Blogger Buria said...

Oh, and I found your blog through the search results on the poem by Shailja Patel.

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