I have an etiquette question that I hope you can help me with.
The other day I was conversing with a Pat Robertson devotee and this person was belly achin' about how Mister Black President Obama was just full of hot air because, well, the whole world had not changed the way he promised it would. What a big bag o' hot air that Mister Black President Obama is with his RHETORIC and such, if you will (I'm quoting here) and at a certain point this person, who happens to think that Rush Limbaugh is a compassionate wise man, proclaimed a small portion of his beliefs about the non-existence of racism (what? who? Us? Racist? NO.) and he/her/it said:
WELL, YOU JUST NEED TO PULL YOURSELF UP BY YER OWN DARN BOOTSTRAPS!!
Then there was a cough that sounded like there had been copious amounts of tobacco ingested but that is NOT THE POINT.
The point is that after I left this LOVELY conversation with this person that thinks Michelle Obama's hair looks "VERY COARSE" I thought of a suggestion and I wanted to know if you think it would have been appropriate to suggest the following to the person I was conversing with who thinks we aren't all in this together:
IF YOU CAN'T PULL YOURSELF UP BY YER BOOTSTRAPS CUZ YOU HAVE NO BOOTS YOU CAN TRY PULLING ON YOUR EARS REALLY HARD IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS AND SEE HOW THIS WORKS
Would that have been the most refined way of relating to this person or would it have been a better idea to offer some caramel topping on that Vanilla Sundae of Crazy they had goin' on?
---Cooking Up a Conundrum in Colton