This has happened once before. I am minding my own business.
I have things on my list to cross off.
The first time was earlier, in the summer time
An older teenager or college girl with a great 1940’s pinup figure
But a sour and snide disposition
She had another girl with, that may have been kin.
Around the store they sauntered
New to the country (it’s obvious in the energy vibes)
looking around and being snobbish superior,
while lazily sipping something cold and creamy from the green mermaid place.
I could hear how smoothly they spoke their native language – one that my mom strongly insisted I learn.
Every. Sunday. For a few years in a row.
With other kids of my nationality.
Don’t judge me, but beyond the basics, my math sucks and I was at least a high C average out of high school. :-p
I loved art, though.
It’s that tone of voice as they criticize and judge the innocent bystanders. Sometimes they are even briefly pleasant to those whom they make fun of.
Btw, the snide criticism can be about anything.
Or as it happened in my case, the two girls slowly pass by me and verbally slip in something that I recognize as an insult.
Gee, maybe it was something I did? Maybe I was too direct with my look in their eyes, and then glance away?
Oh wait. I remember. It IS a cultural phenomenon.
I remember my kid years watching and listening to those who were responsible for me, doing the same mean spirited thing.
Then again it happened today (a person can develop a radar for these occurrences).
Something off in the air, some vibes unpleasant behind me. So a quick turn I did take to the next aisle, facing pretty cards and also seeing their faces as they passed.
I saw. She saw. Her guy pal saw.
Silence from her as they walked on – it was she who did the talking anyways.
This snide judging behavior has got to stop.
And yeah, they were raised with the mainland mindset that their culture was supremely on top.
Just like it was >attempted< to be indoctrinated onto me.
But since childhood,
I was not a bully, but the bullied.
Maybe one day those others will learn to be truly kind and open of mind, but I sense it’s not anytime too soon.