The past several months have been super busy for me. I’ve ended up with a pretty steady freelance-type job that seems to be growing. It’s very nice for helping to get our bills paid off but not conducive to blogging or gaming or sleeping late. I’m having a good time though, so it’s not a bad trade-off.
Today, I want to share The Entitlement Puppets with you. I’m always begging Erin for cartoons or drawings and instead of doing the one she promised she would, she was inspired to create this lovely lobster and steak set. And put them on bendy straws.
Several years ago, I had met a young woman at a local book group who sort of latched on to me. It eventually got to be a very uncomfortable situation and I cut all contact. One of conversations we had that led to my bailing had to do with poor people. She had made a comment about the majority of people on public assistance being frauds and that she sees them regularly enjoying steak and lobster. The real oppressed people in this country, according to her, were Jewish lesbians. After I stared at my computer screen for several minutes to make sure I wasn’t misreading, I let her know that she really needed to educate herself on the sociological and political aspects of poverty and that, while I’m sure Jewish lesbians do endure oppression and prejudice, the majority of people receiving public aid don’t enjoy fine cuts of meat and expensive seafood on a regular basis.
Of course, I shared this conversation with my Social Worker BFF, Erin, and it’s become a long running joke. And now, years later, I have my very own steak and lobster to remind me of the terrible oppression experienced byÂ my former friend, the upper-middle class, white, Jewish lesbian.