What this photo doesn't tell you:
Notice the No on 9! sticker taped to my scarf? It's kind of obstructed by my mop of hair. Well, prior to the Imports shindig, I paraded around the Country Club gallery opening with the same sticker. That's where I was practically accosted by a supporter of Issue 9.
This character proceeded to grill me on my knowledge of Issue 9 and the ramifications of building a streetcar line in Downtown Cincinnati. This same jackass also went on to inquire about my resident status in Cincinnati (claiming Oakley really isn't in the City of) and then decry the streetcar and its ability to bring "those" people to his neighborhood in Clifton.
Funny thing, though. This guy, wearing a popped collar polo shirt and blue sport coat? He looked more Mason and less Clifton.
I extolled the virtues of the streetcar's potential and then politely declined to continue the conversation with this stranger.
I don't mind courteous discourse and debate, but this man with opposing views clearly was gunning for bear. Yes, my wearing a No on 9! sticker is an outward indication of my position on the issue, but it does not entitle opponents to sidle up and launch critical debates under the covert premise of a polite conversation about the meaning of Issue 9.
Dude, I don't come to Mason or Clifton or wherever you live and bother you. Please don't come to Oakley and bother me.
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