Thursday, May 6, 2010


Isn't the president of the United States always supposed to be referred to as Mr. President, or President Obama? Even if they are former presidents? I ask because occasionally I hear on the news someone saying Mr. Obama, and for some reason it offends me.

It reminds me of the time when I lived in Germany and we went on a field trip to Italy. I lived in a college with 49 Germans, and it was run by a Jew. Interesting place! And boy did I learn German.

In any event, we were in a church waiting for a tour and the director of my college walked up onto the alter. I instinctively said 'you can't be there!' to get him off. He looked at me with amusement but of course respected what I said. It was just so instinctive that it was so wrong (I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic school until 7th grade).

So, why did I name the post what I did?

Do not go there. Please.
Don't stand so close to me. Ha.
Instincts said out loud.


laura b. said...

Sometimes people are so inflammatorily lacking in respect that it becomes more laughable than anything. But more subtle things, like saying "Mr. Obama", yeah that is offensive to me too.

Is your post named after a movie?

You are so good at Thursku!!!

Churlita said...

Love your poems. I'm guessing the movie with Kevin Kline too.

Mel said...

Oh good. I'm not the only one.

Pamela said...

Yes, the movie.
Thanks for the poem praise!

Pamela said...

Mel, with what?