Stop treating Michelle Obama like a slave, peasants!

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.

h/t Ace

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  • Brett_McS

    The charm of America’s First Couple knows no bounds. Unfortunately they will not be going silently into that good night when the time comes to hand in the White House keys. Oh no, they will not be that doing.

  • BillyHW

    I’ve been confused for store staff before. All you have to do is tell them you’re not staff. Sometimes, if I can, I even try to help. It’s that easy and undramatic.

    • Yes, but you’re forgetting what a horrible person Michelle Obama is.

  • mauser 98

    Mooch would be a lousy sore clerk also
    Semi-Literate Michelle Obama Got By On Affirmative Action
    “Michelle vents and whines about how unfair everything is. From her thesis.”

    http://floppingaces.net/2008/07/01/semi-literate-michelle-obama-got-by-on-affirmative-action/

  • winniec

    Hey. People are always coming up to me to ask for help and directions. I have a service philosophy…always have…it must show on my face or something. Anyway, I happy to help people. I don’t consider myself ‘a slave’. I’m white, by the way…so I don’t have a chip on my shoulder.

    • AlanUK

      Good for you! And I don’t care what colour/color you are.
      Incidentally, we have a family motto – “We serve you right!”
      I am trying to get my grandson to understand about driving a car. “Giving way” is not a submissive thing. It is taking control of a hazardous situation. I do the same thing as a pedestrian. Imagine I am on the pavement (read footpath) and a driver is coming down their drive, approaching the main road. I will stop well back where I can be seen and remove one hazard from the driver (and, of course from myself). I usually get a smile and sometimes a wave of appreciation. But I am not subservient. I am in control.

  • favill

    It wasn’t because she’s as tall as a Wookie….it’s because she’s black she was asked to help a woman take something off the shelf….and yeah…the First Lady going to Target without her SS–that’s believable.

  • Pete_Brewster

    That wouldn’t happen in Liberia, Michelle. For starters, they don’t have Targets.