Good Monday Morning ... I was gonna start off the week with an uplifting happy post but then I decided to go this way ....
So, I work in a very small business with a handful — maybe two handfuls — of co-workers and I like it; though it is true that the smaller the work environment the more drama, and we’ve had our fair share.
We had a woman working there for a while who shall remain nameless — oh, hell, her name is Michelle Nunnery Coward … which is the height of hilarity as you’ll see — that I really liked.
She met Carlos when he came into my job one day, and I met her husband when he stopped by; she grew jalapeño peppers in her garden and gave us a bunch and I made a batch of jalapeño pesto and gave her some. Carlos and I have an annual party at our house in May and I was telling him we should invite Michelle and her husband.
Suddenly, though, she up and quit the job; she said it was health related but I don’t know. And slowly, after she quit, she went after several co-workers on Facebook, saying vile things about them — before I forget, Michelle Nunnery Coward wants y’all to know she’s a Good Christian Woman — and then unfriending them.
At work we would laugh and say that I was the only one she really liked. Not so much …
Over the weekend she posted a picture of President Obama in drag with a racist transphobic caption about those “Bathroom Bills” and I replied that I thought it was offensive and disgusting. I got into a bit of a Facebook scuffle with a racist, homophobic, possibly illiterate cousin-f**king friend of hers. And then just deleted the entire post so I couldn’t see that hate.
Then, yesterday morning I got this private message from Michelle Nunnery Coward — and Coward fits best though Nunnery? Not even close — that she sent to me before unfriending me:
"Oh sorry Bob but most of my friends on Facebook agree with me don't want fags dressing like girls going in the girls restrooms!
You know you love to cause drama that's what you are all about!
You are strange and a fag!
I am guessing you are the girl in your relationship because fags are not allowed to be married in God's law!!!!
Sorry go back to California where your faggot ass belongs!!!!!
Let’s not even discuss the illiterate nature of the comment, but remember that this is someone I considered a friend — and I’m usually a pretty good judge of character; I guess I missed that one.
Don't feel bad for me; I don't. After Michelle Nunnery Coward went off on my fellow co-workers I joked that I was waiting for my turn. And I got it, thankyouverymuch.
Now, before anyone says a word about South Carolina and Christians, I must say this: We have lived her almost ten years now and this is the very first time anyone, friend or not, has spoken to me like this, so it isn’t South Carolina and it isn’t Christians.
It’s people like Michelle Nunnery Coward.