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Sunday, October 13, 2013

"You 'Talkin' To Me..?" 'James "Kimo" Rosen'

People have stopped talking to me, just like family!
You 'Talkin' To Me

The Garden Island news gave me carte blanche to write about the things that interest me and the things we hope people will enjoy reading. You don't  have to agree with me to enjoy my column, and you don't have to dissect every word and take me so serious. I am trying to be witty, satirical and funny and in the end ,make  a point. This is my attempt at trying to be like my mentor satirist columnists Andy Rooney and Art Buchwald.

My first column in the Garden Island news on 09--23-13,  "Breaking bad and writing bad, it's all good," created quite a buzz .
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/breaking-bad-and-writing-bad-it-s-all-good/article_70752efc-2409-11e3-a7a8-001a4bcf887a.html
 All I need to is open my mouth and say Aloha and it will upset some?"I swear it's like people are poised to pounce on me as soon as anything penned with my name is published.. There are also many that actually agree and like what I have to say, however that would be no fun to write about.

There is a classic line form the movie "Taxi driver," with Robert Deniro looking at himself in a mirror, he say's,"You talkin' to me?" "You talkin' to me?" "You talkin' to me?" "Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to..?" I  find myself doing the same since so many people have quit talking to me, that I find myself either talking to myself or my dog, the two souls who always listen to me.

Many  people no longer talk to me  and others have even requested that I do not enter  their place of  business since they may have dis-agreed with an article or letter to the editor I wrote in the past. I see people I don't know glaring at me on regular basis. I find out it's because they may heard I supported a ferry system business on Hawaii, or that I am in support of GMO's. 

Many have either quit talking to me and give me the silent treatment and stink eye or spread vicious rumors that are hard to defend because everyone loves to gossip, just like family.

Living in a sleepy town where most don’t accept phone calls after 9 p.m. and if you dare call someone at 9:05 p.m., they will answer and go off on you on why you called so late, just like family.

The other great thing about an isolated island and small town is people know things about you before you do, just like family.

I use to take offense at the lack of aloha I experienced  until I realized most people were treating me just like family.

People can no longer tolerate others that don't think the same as them,sound familiar?  Religion comes to my mind.

I always  find it ironic  that people "unfriend" others on Facebook because one expresses  opinions that may differ from their's

I have found that the Aloha spirit here, for some, lasts only as long as you agree with them."

Welcome to paradise where everyone is treated just like family, or should I say ‘ohana? You talkin to me?

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...





13 comments:

Ami Thea said...

People are ridiculous. Keep doing what you do.

KimoRosen said...

Thanks, I will... Just having fun with blogging...

Rick Comstock said...

via Facebook;"More truth than many really understand.....dagnabit my autocorrect has made me more dakine."

Harmony Bentosino said...

If we unfriended everyone who disagrees with both on FB & in life, we would end up with no friends. I say keep all friends with differing viewpoints unless they continually & untactfully ram their opinions down our throats.

Rick Comstock said...

^^^^do opinions also include ideology and belief...I hope so!^^^^

KimoRosen said...

totally Agree Harmony and Yes Rick!

Rick Comstock said...

via facebook,"Jimbo...when you give my comment a thumbs up that it alloys me to like my comment.....See how everyone listens to you...."

KimoRosen said...

OK, now you need to like your last comment! ;D)

Michael Herr said...

In all the time I have been on Facebook, with over a 1,000 friends, I have only unfriended 3 people. On person today because of her language. A swear word now and then, okay, but when every other word is foul . . . that's too much for me.

KimoRosen said...

Mike, I have over 1,000 friends too and never unfriended anyone, however I had a person who was not a friend who kept making derogatory comments endlessly about me, so I blocked that person. Blocking keeps them away for good, on the contrary when you unfriend a person they can still sneak in.

KimoRosen said...

Mike, P.S. my blog is always open to you should you ever want to guest-blog like the good ole days! Your postings still get many hits.

Rick Comstock said...

Jimbo...have you made a weather report today....whats coming at us, or is your stomach just growling...

KimoRosen said...

Chili today hot tamale's. That's the weather report. ;D)