One was a guy in his late 20s. The other was a woman in her 70s. The were sitting at separate tables and were obviously strangers. I heard them blathering innocuous blah blah niceties that old people talk about with younger people, when after about ten minutes, the woman started to explain to the younger guy who Bob Marley was. She knew EVERYTHING about Bob Marley and had seen him live, this old woman in a floppy hate and Velcro shoes.
The guy listened, obviously thinking the old woman was crazy. Who’s this guy, Bob Marley, he was obviously wondering. Some old dinosaur. I laughed and went back to the Internet. Then I heard them arguing about Iraq. The kid was into the war in the wimpy way that Democrats who support the war are: It’s a necessary evil. We need to show the world that we’re strong. Pulling out would mean we’re weak. And all sorts of other horse shit. (See more on the Sunk-Cost Fallacy for more idiocy.)
The woman, this old bag, was forthright against the war. She was against Hillary Clinton for supporting it, too. The old woman was in love with Obama. Made me feel so good about things. That nimrod kid deserved a smack in the head, though.
On another note: African dictator/pariah of the earth, Robert Mugabe, hates Bob Marley, too.