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Thank You (a LONG pointless heated rant) by 1nv35t3df41th
February 9, 2009, 1:16 pm
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i’m walking towards yonge on madawaska and im almost at the intersection, when out of the corner of my eye i see the bus. i look back at the lights and im in luck, the lights have changed, so i can cross and catch the bus. just as am taking my first step, i notice it is an express…i slow my pace and think to myself “oh well ill catch the next one (i can see another non-express bus turning onto yonge from steeles. yes my eyes are that good).

i get across the street and there is an old white lady (who will be referred to as innocent bystander from here on in) walking towards the express bus. surprisingly the bus doors open. i take four quick paces and im in the bus taking out a token from my pocket. innocent bystander is going through her bag and is looking for her wallet so i think to myself “ill just pop in the token, say thank you and walk around her”. as i am pulling the token out of my pocket the white male bus driver (who will be referred to as enemy hence forth) looking at innocent bystander, with a self-righteous smile on his face says “maybe you should teach him to say thank you too”. how i interpreted it “teach your asian monkey some manners!”

i quickly say thank you and move towards the back doors of the bus meanwhile thinking to myself, “what just happened?” As the bus travels south towards Finch my mind starts going. im thinking about a million different things which if i shared with you, you would get bored and stop reading right now. thinking to myself that enemy probably did this because he thought i could not speak english and wouldn’t be able to defend myself i get mad.

by the time the bus gets to bishop i am thinking that i should wait till everyone gets off the bus and confront the enemy and politely explain to him that i did not appreciate his “lesson” on manners and that i think that i deserved an apology.

i walk off the back of the bus giving myself the excuse that i would have to bump into people trying to get off the back of the bus.

on the subway i start doing what Nietzsche says weak people do. i avoided the confrontation so i start fantasizing about what i could’ve or should’ve said. here are some of my play backs…

ENEMY (looking very dumb with snot coming out of his nose) “huh huh you teach monkey manners huh huh”

1. COOL AND WITTY ME (WITH SUN GLASSES ON, WIND BLOWING THROUGH MY HAIR AND AN ANTONIO BANDERAS SPANISH ACCENT) “Thank you for your lesson on manners, but perhaps if you had given me a chance to express my thanks then we would not be in this situation. even if i had walked in without saying thanks would your good deed have not been noticed. did you open the doors for innocent bystander and myself to hear a thank you and to satisfy your own longings of being a “good person”

2. SARCASTIC SERVANT ME (sarcastically bowing with a long flowing cape)”thank you oh greatness for your gracious, generous and kind actions my life has been exponentially filled with joy that i did not have to wait for the bus behind yours and that YOU an express bus have opened the doors to me, a lowly asian man, at a red light even though you did not have too. i am forever in your debt”.

3. CENSORED REBELLIOUS PISSED OFF TOUGH GUY ME (with biker vest and ripping muscles) #$%$ @$% @#%@#%% @##$ @!%!^^@!!!! as i throw random punches into the air and get escorted off the bus.

4. HARRY POTTER SMART GUY ME (with round thick glasses and a smile on my face) “Thank you” (take two steps and look back at innocent bystander) “maybe you should teach him how to say your welcome…or sorry for being so rude!”

5. ANTI-RACIST SPOKESPERSON ME (when everything is about race and with a fake chinese accent and broken english) “oh so you wante white women get on bus but no yerro man. why you say my eyes smarr. you eyes so big..big eyez! in china we no say tank you… too many people! wait to long for everyone say tank you! i no say tank you because make you wait to long. you express bus no speak…just go! GO GO!!” (while walking back and waving him forward with my hands)

my actual response (stepping forward and saying it with haste) “thank you” (which i was going to say while putting my token in and which i usually do for express bus or not) “which i was going to say, but that’s ok!…” genius!!!

loving your enemy is not easy… bad mouthing him on a web blog is.


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it was the sweater man. i told you it makes you look like a fob.

Comment by tigerlky

kudos!! hehe…very entertaining post there daeshin. i had no idea what your point was or where you were going with that whole bus story/rant…but then..when it got down to the end, i got what you were trying to say!! yes yes…love your enemy (ie/bus driver..haha). it’s hard to be the bigger man but in the end, and in the right situation maybe, you (in general) know that being the bigger man is the way to go. also, killing one with kindness works as well! i hope we all have the strength to be the bigger man when it comes to idiotic situations and people, and i also hope that we hold the desire to show them Christ-like love!!

p.s. please go to my blog page for this week’s announcements!! thank you!! i also don’t know how to link…but i’ll give it a shot. nope…didn’t work…so just go to http://jen1255.wordpress.com

Comment by jen1255

hahahaha, i love your breakdown at the end of all the different responses you could have done. lovely.

jen, your linking worked. yay.

Comment by jennynotjen

oh…i didn’t know it worked. i was trying to link it by clicking on the “link” option and copying and pasting my site, but it didn’t work. so i just wrote in my blog site and…low and behold…it linked itself. hehe…awesome!!

Comment by jen1255

will u look like a fob with that sweater on and im surprised you didn’t comment about the monkey. i was sure you were going to say something.

Jen i was the bigger man on purpose…yes on purpose…not because i was to lazy to walk to the front of the bus and tell the bus driver what i thought.

Jimin the different scenarios were pretty much what i was thinking on the subway…minus the different characteristics, but the main points of each one is what i wanted to say to him…i like number 5 but i wish i had said number 4…wait i mean im glad i was the bigger man…


Comment by 1nv35t3df41th

sangzee where r u…and ur post…we anxiously await!

Comment by 1nv35t3df41th

no…i know that you were being the bigger man on purpose. i was just saying ‘in general’ being the bigger man is very difficult!!! very….! actually it probably wouldn’t be that difficult for people who practice it every day and for people who are super humble. hmm…maybe that’s where we need to be/reach.

Comment by jen1255

jen i was being sarcastic…what i was trying to hint at was that i wasn’t the bigger man on purpose…i was actually to lazy or to be more exact it was to troublesome for me to wait and bump into people to say what i wanted to say so i just left it…it is hard to be sarcastic on a blog…


Comment by 1nv35t3df41th

no….let’s just say that you WERE, in fact, being the bigger man and it wasn’t laziness or ‘troublesome’ (as you put it) to make your way through the crowd to get to the front of the bus. you WERE the bigger man. hahaha…let’s just leave it as…’thank goodness that the bus was crowded and you didn’t have the chance (due to a slight laziness on your part as well)to confront the bus driver’ (in this case–maybe in another situation you totally will confront the issue…but as for this one..maybe the bus was suppose to be full).~~?

Comment by jen1255

i posted finally!
sorry.. i had essays and tests this week
but finally, post is done
/ it was more a rant

Comment by sangzee

LOL DaeShin,
You are so funny!
I was laughing as I was reading this.

Comment by LN

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