When I was about six or seven, my mother buckled me in to the passenger-side seat of the Honda Accura and went back in the house to get something she'd left. I yanked on the parking brake. It made sense at the time. My mother burst through the front door, screaming, ripped the driver's side door open, and stamped on… » 7/28/14 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

I worked at a seafood restaurant where people would routinely order raw oysters without realizing they didn't actually like raw oysters. They'd order six or twelve, and then that order would come back down to the kitchen with four or ten oysters still on the plate. We fought over them and fed them to each other until… » 7/28/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

I was working evening shifts at a very tony seafood restaurant, and had a couple of hours to blow one afternoon with a good friend. We decided to run around town for a bit. The local Scientology office had a sign out advertising jobs, and we'd both been complaining about how much we hated our current jobs, so I poked… » 7/25/14 1:35pm Friday 1:35pm

There's a difference between offensive things said out of ignorance and offensive things said out of malevolence. If my grandmother said she had no problem with the gays, I'd think that was pretty great. (I'd also be surprised as shit, because both of my grandmothers are dead.) » 7/25/14 12:33pm Friday 12:33pm

"Usury" is a sin. It's sometimes been described as moneylenders using very high interest, and sometimes lending money with any interest, depending on one's breed and era of Christian. It's potentially a reason that Judiasm in Europe was so villified - "good" Christians refused to engage in lending money with interest,… » 7/24/14 1:56pm Thursday 1:56pm