Friday, August 11, 2006

Shut Up Already, Damn!

Inspiration - "Housequake" Prince "Shut up already, damn!/Tell me who in this house know about the quake? (we do)/I mean really, really/If you know how 2 rock say 'yeah' (yeah)/If u know how 2 party say 'oh yeah' (oh yeah)/But if u ain't hip 2 the rare house quake:/Shut up already, damn!"

What I'm Listening To - My Yahoo radio station. I don't really know how they are picking my songs, but they are doing a pretty good job. Except, how in the hell did Nelly get on there? I hate that cat.

Question(s) I Asked Myself Today - "Do you have a job?" There's a group of men that just sit outside all day in my apartment complex watching people. They were there when I went to work, and in the same spot when I came home. I wanna tell them to take there asses in the house.

I'm starting to think I have one of those faces that says "please talk to me." I really don't understand it because I go out of my way to avoid people in most situations. And when I am around people, I revert to my tough guy glare I perfected in 9th grade to intimidate people and get them to leave me alone. But as I get older, I don't think its working anymore. I seem to be the go to person for unsolicited and/or inappropriate conversation. Let me give you a few examples.

This happened a couple of months ago. I was taking a break at work, standing outside on the back patio. These 2 women were having an intense conversation, I didnt know what they were talking about (nor did I care), but they were being very animated. They then decided to include me in their conversation, and I immediately regretted not pretending I was on my phone like I sometimes do when people are around I don't wanna talk to. I soon found out what they were so excited about: These women were talking about going to a swingers party and wanted me to know every little detail about what happened. I said, "I don't think I should be a part of this conversation" and tried to leave. But one of them was like, "hold on, I wanna tell you about how the hotel room was laid out." I'm not going to gross you all out with all the details I heard, but lets just say that unattractive people are some freaky muhfuckas. LOL. Now every time I see old girl in the hallway at work, I start walking really fast so she doesn't try to tell me anything else. That was just TMI.

Last Saturday, I was hanging out in Piedmont Park at the Atlanta Falcons fan fest joint. I was standing in line waiting to get tickets for the autograph signing The man behind me was one of those middle aged-vp of marketing-golf playing-drive a land rover-live in an exclusive community-voted for both Bush's and waiting for Jed to run-type guys. You know the kind of white man who's idea of casual wear is some cotton dockers and a izod shirt? Some one I have absolutely nothing in common. You get the picture? This is the type of man I used to scare with my Blackness. In my 20's if he saw me coming, he would damn near run out of his sebagos trying to get out of my way. But not anymore. Even though the sun was blinding me and I know I was looking mean as hell, he took it upon himself to strike up a conversation with me. Told me about his kids, his car, his season tickets, his wife and his mistress. The worst part about it was I couldn't just leave. I wasn't leaving that line after standing there for 45 minutes, so I just had to stand there and take it, lamenting the fact that I don't scare white people anymore.

And then today, I was at the Subway around the corner from my crib, trying to get a tuna sub and a couple of them oatmeal cookies (see, I do eat.) I'm minding my own business, waiting for the kid to finish up with the customer in front of me, when a guy comes in with some bootleg DVD's. At first, I just ignored him getting his hustle on, but soon he came up to me trying to sell me some movies. I declined, since I have my own source of bootleg videos for the free. Then he decided to ask me if I wanted to buy some porn, specifically that Superhead video. I like porn as much as the next guy and quite possibly have a collection of Booty Talk flicks saved on my hard drive, but I'm just trying to get a sammich. Don't be bringing up porn to me like we are friends. I guess I just I look like a perv or something. Then the Subway guy chimes in with his own review of the Superhead's doming abilities. He takes off his gloves and buys a couple of porn dvd's right there at Subway. I'm standing there with the what the fuck look on my face. How you gonna buy porn in front of customers? Then they tried to drag me into a conversation about what kind of flicks they watch. I'm giving my Ice Cube scowl, but it aint working, they still were talking to me. Thankfully, the dvd guy's phone rang and he left, but that was not a conversation I was trying to have with some strangers. Rule of thumb: Don't talk about porn when you are preparing food, even if you are wearing gloves. I got the little Latina girl to fix my sandwich, cuz I wasnt sure what kind of special sauce the Subway guy had on his hands.

See, that's the kinda stuff that happens to me. Everybody thinks they can talk about everything with me. I would think me mean mugging and avoiding eye contact would be a sign that I don't want you to talk to me. Perhaps I need to just let my inner asshole out and tell them to shut the hell up. Is it just me or do you guys get the TMI convos too? Whats the craziest piece of unsolicited information you have recieved? How can I stop people from talking to me? Hit me up in the comments.

It was written...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

" lamenting the fact that I don't scare white people anymore." - I just love that line!!

Selling porn at Subway?!?! I guess I learn soemthing new everyday. You were right getting the Latina girl to fix ur sandwich. You dont want to eat "man-made mayonnaise"!!

Fri Aug 11, 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Cas you just have that ora that people feel comfortable with you and want to rap your head off hahahahahah. I'ts a good thing moody ass nigga.

Sat Aug 12, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger i like liquor and tv said...


imma hafta try that Subway tuna sammich.

People are always rambling to me for some reason.

The last unsolicited convo that I was in:

I'm at the liquor store (of course), trying to purchase my dranks and the cashier decided to start running her mouth about how her daughter has a BLACK friend. And she spent the night at her BLACK friend's house. So the BLACK friend tied her hair up in a scarf (you know how we do), so the daughter decided to start doing it too. "Now my daughter always wears a scarf on her hair at night, even though she's not supposed to".

me: :-|

Anyway, I wish I knew how to stop these idiots from speaking to me too.

Sat Aug 12, 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger 4EverJennayNay said...

"....lamenting the fact that I don't scare white people anymore."


I've found that my mean mug invites conversation from strange men.

I dont blame you for getting the girl to make your sammich... thas crazy. Thas too public to be buying porn AND most everybody got a bootleg hookup. But I've been meaning to see that Supahead video. Even tho Supahead annoys me, I can at least take notes.

Sat Aug 12, 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

LOL...See I told you it's an epidemic with white people not being scared of us anymore...

I almost died laughing you know that right with the Subway story? Yeah um you don't want to get the wrong sauce on your tuna, nah mean?

I guess I have one of those faces as well, folks **esp WHITE folks for some reason** love to talk to me. On Metro, grocery store lines, eating lunch with other people, it doesn't matter. I'm like the "Can I get your opinion..." girl. Funny considering when I'm not smiling I look mean as hell...

Like the guy who asked me about the bumps on this lower region and he really should get that checked out right? Dawd, I'm trying to get tickets for "Finding Nemo" not play MD.

I guess we have to get new "Get the f*ck away from me" faces...I'm going for the "convicted felon who's just got out of prison look and I'm on the troll for some booty" look....What about you? LOL

Sat Aug 12, 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. Blaize said...

Wow, we are just a walking confessional, aren't we????

I gotta agree... this whole racially friendly thing is going wayyyy too far! I mean, how come I'm no longer intimidating?? Shiiiettt, there was a time that I could part a sidewalk like the red sea and now people jus' wanna talk! I blame the whole white thing on Dr. Dre though! As soon as he put Eminem on, White peole realized that we can stand next to one of them without secretly plotting to kill them and we just lost our leverage! (*Grumble!*)


Anyway, you can still use the cell phone trick as long as the person can't see it! While they're talking just look real startled, start shaking and then reach for your phone.....

"sorry it took me so long man. My phone was on vibrate"

and walk the hell away!

It's deceptive but dammit, these are trying times!

Take care,

~ Ms. Blaize

Sun Aug 13, 03:04:00 AM  
Blogger TTD said...


that's gross w/ the dude in subway.. i wouldnt want him making my sub either!

to get them to stop.. i dunno cause i would think that the fact that you really dont look interested should be enough hint there to leave you alone.. you dont respond after they say something do you? like, "really?" or "that's nice"

Sun Aug 13, 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger LadyLee said...

Alright, you make me not want to hit the local Subway anymore... Thanks a lot!

Funny story!

Let's just face it, bruh... you may just have to start cussin' some folks out... ~sigh~

Sun Aug 13, 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

@ eps - I didnt even care if he thought I was wrong. I wasn't letting him fix nothing for me

@ anonymous- I ain't moody, my mood is always the same, dont talk to me.

@ liquor and tv - LOL @ the BLACK friend. She should have gotten some cornrows.

@ jennaynay - you can find the superhead video on limewire, she cool, but nothing special to me

@ tenacious - maybe I'll try that look. or maybe ill just start cursing loud like I got Tourrettes Syndrome.

@ ms. blaize - I didnt even think of the Eminem connection, but that might be it.

@ TTD - I try not to say anything and avoid eye contact, but sometimes I have to say something.

@ ladylee - I try not to cuss people out on the regular, but it may be in the cards

Sun Aug 13, 08:50:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Dontcha just hate that..when ppl feel they can talk to u...i must have one of them faces that say STEP OFF cuz dont nobody make conversation with me..i been told I look mean....but i guess its a good thing u are aproachable...

Sun Aug 13, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger ----- said...

You don't scare me T. Cas...sorry! :D You have the "talk to me" persona - I tried to tell you!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend - I had to W O R K today!! (figured I'd share the bad since I always rub my Thursdays in)!! :D


Sun Aug 13, 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Ahmad said...

okay so lemme get this straight, you got hit up by a roaming porn bootlegger?!

that's totally inappropriate, and i mean that all the way to the bone.

you should have exchanged cards with your white football fan friend though, sounds like he might have had box seats!

last random ofay that spoke to me was a bum, whom i gave some spare change to, who turned around asked me for $5

just like this:

Baby girl, you think you could give me five dollars?

my response:
get a fucking life and gimme my change back!

Mon Aug 14, 01:15:00 AM  
Blogger fallen angel said...

don't be mad because "black is the new puppy!" hell naw people aint afraid of you anymore! if flava flav can get love on VH1 and have more than black women even giving him a sideways glance, what the hell they gonna be afraid of you for? wait! you hear that? that's the sound of them whispering "soft as baby shyt" as you give them the 9th grade glare...

Mon Aug 14, 02:29:00 AM  
Blogger chele said...

I guess my mean face is meaner than your mean face ... people generally leave me the hell alone. Except for the really brave dudes. Every once in a while I'll get a guy who asks why I'm lookin' so mean. Then of course, I'll smile uncontrollably and he thinks he's "in there".

Mon Aug 14, 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger JoJo D. said...

You know what? I play crazy when people start yapping to me for no reason!

I tell them I don't speak English, first, and then if that don't work, I lie and tell 'em that I still piss the bed because I'm too afraid of the ogre in the bathroom to go piss in there like I should.

It works everytime!

Mon Aug 14, 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

"I would think me mean mugging and avoiding eye contact would be a sign that I don't want you to talk to me."

...that line right there is how most females feel when a dude she's not tryna talk to keeps up with the "hey ma", hey sexy" booshit.

So your have to be a perv to watch porno?
" I guess I just look like a perv or something."
...ummm, I guess I am a perv...I have a small library.
*hige sigh*

Mon Aug 14, 10:02:00 AM  
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Mon Aug 14, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Mocha_Grl said...

I guess I just I look like a perv or something

Well i didn't wanna say nothing.... LMAO

Mon Aug 14, 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

@ negropino - see, I woulda thought that people would always talk to you.

@ trish - I'm not trying hard enough then. I'm a scary cat. LOL

@ miss ahmad - yeah, just a traveling purveyor of smut. I wasn't thinking of networking that day, I probably should have.

@ fallen angel - LMAO - I'm a thug dammit. LOL, no, I'm far from it, but they used to be scared of me when I rocked Hilfiger and girbaud, so what changed

@ chele - that line makes you smile? I'm gonna have to jot that one down.

@ jojo/insanity - LMAO - the ogre in the bathroom? I dont want them to call them people on me, just dont talk to me.

@ blah blah blah - you are not a perv for having porn, you may be a perv for buying porn in a sandwich shop. LOL

@ mocha - I already explained that... It was you and miz jj, I'm not usually a perv. LOL

Mon Aug 14, 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Nope see thats where u are wrong...and if somebody steps t ome with a conversation I shut that ish down......Alot of men say I dont smile and im intimidating I dont see it.....maybe i just dont like them. Iam in INTROVERT like u.

Mon Aug 14, 12:49:00 PM  
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