Over Where?Posted: May 19, 2011
Walking into the kitchen for a coffee refill this morning, Mom commented “I hope they leave soon.”
I glanced at the TV and the local Fox morning news was on. They were showing footage of Mexican troops and doing a story on the drug cartels.
“What do you mean leave?” I asked. “Leave where?”
“There,” she relied, nodding towards the TV screen while she peeled her morning banana.
“You mean Mexico?”
“No, I mean there.”
“You know, that place over there.”
“Do you mean Afghanistan?”
“Yes. They should leave.”
But Mom,” I explained. “The news story is about drug cartels in Mexico.”
“What on earth are our troops doing in Mexico?”
“They’re not – those are Mexican soldiers and Mexican police.”
“Oh,” she said, taking a bite of the banana. “Well, they should get them out of there too.”
“Get who out of where?”
“Those drug people. They should get them out.”
“Well, I think they’re trying,” I responded.
“Then they better snap it up because it’s only going to get worse with this medical marijuana thing here!”
I fled the room, vowing never to return.