Friday, May 20, 2011

Throw Mamma From The Train

An Amtrak train made an unexpected stop Sunday, as a woman was escorted off for speaking loudly on her cell phone.

Lakeysha Beard, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct after she wouldn't stop talking on the 16-hour trip from Oakland, California, to Salem, Oregon. The train was stopped short of its destination.

She was reportedly in the quiet car of an Amtrak train.

Lakeysha, Lakeysha, Lakeysha... no matter how hard we try to dispell misconceptions and stereotypes, by being a walking cliche, you decided to be an one woman wrecking crew to these efforts.

I can not watch FIX News, but the imagery of this story has to be a gift wrapped present.

FIX News aside, I commute via the DC Metro daily and I have had numerous encounters with Lakeysha's kin folk.

Loud, ignant (check Urban Dictionary), and just flat out wrong - these folks love to put on a show. As a matter of fact, they perform as if someone is paying them.

I have often mused, there has got to be a man (FIX News employee) that distributes checks to these chosen ones who bless us with their unsolicitated talents.

Now back to Lakeysha. Home-girl had the audacity, after 16 hours of running her yap in the Amtrak quiet car, of feeling she was disrespected by the other passengers.

MSNBC reported, Beard herself felt "disrespected."

My injury has now been insulted!

1 comment:

  1. LOL!!! There are several Lakeyshias of all colors and classes who I have wanted to toss off my commuter train.

    I love this post.

    You do such a great job of highlighting news and discussing important issues involving class and race.