We hope you can forgive us for missing this last week, but hey, better late than never, right? And anyway, the bigger offense would be letting you live your lives without knowing that people like this actually exist.
Yesika Salgado is apparently a poet. But her greatest calling, it would seem, is being the Über passenger from hell:
Uber driver: what do you for work?
Me: I’m a writer, poet specifically
Him: oh are your poems in anything?
Me: they’re in my book
Him: how easy is it to publish a book? I’ve considered doing that before.
Sigh. Old white men are exhausting.
— Yesika Salgado (@YesikaStarr) June 10, 2018
Speaking of exhausting, how badly does the thought of encountering someone like Yesika make you want to slam your head against your desk right now?
Did you not feel the least bit of shame tweeting that?
— Mike Hopfenspirger (@HopfenspirgerMD) June 14, 2018
Nope. She doesn’t:
There are old black and brown men that probably would have asked the same (and women too)
— Tony Robles–The People's Poet (@tonyrobles1964) June 10, 2018
I am speaking of white men.
— Yesika Salgado (@YesikaStarr) June 11, 2018
Yeah, we got that. What we don’t get is how you’re a real person.
Damn white people and their
polite questions on things you have experience with pic.twitter.com/TpIG9Z7waL
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 13, 2018
How awful of him to make polite conversation.
— Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) June 13, 2018
She seems nice. https://t.co/LJMeuzhBaW
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) June 13, 2018
Poor thing… pic.twitter.com/LAnnGRwGak
— Colonel Assault Mom (@colonel_potter) June 13, 2018
You are incredibly rude
— Mashite (@mashiteyIRL) June 13, 2018
If you're offended that somebody with a low status job thinks they have a shot at your high status job, be sure to say the magic words "old white men" because then you're being super-radical
— Reuben Bard (@ReubenTheRed) June 14, 2018
Where’s the correlation between being white and trying to make small talk? Seems like someone wanted to go off on twitter and get a few likes
— Mehdi (@mehdz03) June 13, 2018
So he did the exact opposite of "mainsplaining" and you still complained, white dudes just can't win can they ?
— Ania ? (@ClumsyDumpling) June 14, 2018
As a white male, I'm going to refuse to speak to anybody but white males in real life lest I offend by engaging in innocuous conversation. https://t.co/QILvdQE6mk
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) June 13, 2018
We’re not professional poets like Yesika or anything, but we’ve written a poem just for her:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Everything is terrible
But especially you.