DNA Testing… 23&Me a good one..

I did my DNA test back in 2010… and a year later we did Mikes… and a year before that, in 2010, Mikes doctor ordered an extensive test, looking for the same thing 23&Me does, but in more detail…. so I tell you this… 23&Me results on Mike were the same as the $1,000 Insurance DNA test done through the doctors office… VA did one on me in 2018 and it’s results were the same as 23&Me… that’s just us… but we trust it…

So what’s this confab about… Went to town to see dentist and did some shopping before we went to the doc’s… so we could go home after… it’s hot and muggy with Eric knocking on our door… and I had to go to Safeway… not a good experience today…

First Walmart and Mike & I agreed, it was Aloha all the way, regardless with how ugly Hawiians treated us… and I have my reasons….

So everytime I was in the way or what ever, I was gushing politeness… and every time I was limping and trying to stay out of peoples way and they made the effort to run me over… I smiled and made eye contact… so not fun today either…

Safeway was next and again I am limping and use the cart to help me in the door and a young male employee, literally, rudely walks right in front of me as I start towards the auto doors and makes me stop, so he could enter first… and I made the statement loudly, well that tells you where the Aloha went… and the employee arrogantly walked towards the back of the store, never acknowledging this seniors existence…….

Now the confab… first Mike is one of those rare DNA’s specimens… He has Viking, Native American, Portugese/Spanish the same as Hawiians and he has Asian… all part of the Hawaiians, except the Viking…. and he looks like any typical Scandinavian…

As for me… I am all European, except for my base ancestry, which is African, Congolese to be precise… yet I am Hazeled eyed, dishwater blonde and as European looking as you get….

My uncle spent time in the internment camps, because of his Asian anscestry and he was there at Pearl Harbor, so very young…. and went on to serve in the US Army…

So what has me panties in a wad… the way the young Hawiian disrespected this Kapuna… This Kapuna is a great grandmother, and US Air Force Veteran and American citizen and the matriarch of a very diverse family….

The young man judged me like he had a right…. and Mike knew when I told him what happened, what would happen next with me…

I had a choice, report the rude behavior and cost the kid his job… or just never go back to Safeway… and Mike knew, we would not be going back to Safeway, while living on Hawaii…

Bigotry is what we have experienced since the minute we moved here… no matter how kind we are, how much we do for this community, it will never be enough, because it is not about the mountain… this is about ownership and respect has nothing to do with any of it when only you can own it and no one else….

So no more Safeway while we live here… I haven’t been in a Red Lobster for over 20 years and my sis can vouch for that issue… Haven’t been in a Sizzler in 24 years… and the list goes on…

I may not have a loud voice and billions of dollars… but I never have to put up with or tolerate bigotry like the Hawiians have given out to 2 people they think have no connection to the islands… bigotry at it’s best…. so glad our daughter left here years ago… I doubt any of us will ever come back, even though it is home….

Only one spieces lives on this planet that can take a mountain and turn it into a symbol of hate… humans…..

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Sgt. USAF DAV I Remember… Margie…