A few years ago I was at the local country store. It's what passes as a restaurant in these parts. While I was sitting there, reading the weekly paper, a young man came in and started running his mouth to the clerk. He was talking about a national sports incident where a black football player had a domestic violence incident with his white girlfriend.
He threw around the n word a LOT. "Fucking n***** with a white women. That's disgusting...." He continued on in this vein for several minutes. Right up to the point when I stood up,placed my paper on the table,walked by him and said "Excuse me, my grandchildren are bi-racial" (they're not). His mouth dropped open and he started apologizing.
Fast forward to last week. Another, much older man, was at the same store, (talking to a different clerk) running his mouth about our president. N***** this and n*****that. I just ignored his rant and continued to read the paper. Everybody around here knows I'm a liberal atheist. He was doing it to see if I would leave. I wouldn't give him the satisfaction. I've been questioning myself since then if there was anything I could have said to shut him up. Any ideas out there????