I can’t be the only one who has been sitting on the bus, looking at someone and wondering, “I wonder if he is a Civil War reenactor? Maybe he’s a jihadist?”
I think that way sometimes and need to remind myself that here in America the odds are the guy with a bushy beard is a hipster. The only crime against humanity he’s committing is drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Yes, keeping my anxiety to a manageable level does take a lot of effort.
However, I was walking down the street yesterday and two young white guys were hanging out with their dogs in front of the coffee shoppe (like what I did there?). Neither dog was intimidating, but their owners’ haircuts were.
The hair was neat. It was parted to the side…
and I thought “NAZI.”
At that moment I also thought, “Andy, you gotta watch something besides porn and the news. It’s messing your head up, man.”
I think it’s a banner idea.