As I mentioned in my previous post, I volunteered to man the North Carolina Right to Life booth at the NC State Fair yesterday. What an awesome experience! Here are some sights and sounds that I observed:
1) Many passerbys were intrigued by our "fetal development" display, which showed four realistic looking fetuses at different stages, (immediately after conception, 4 weeks old, 3 months old, 20 weeks old, etc.)
2) While observing the fetal development display, one woman said to her boyfriend, "I never knew that a human life could be so tiny!" Yes, girlfriend, you got it.
3) Pregnant women walked up to fetal development display and exclaimed excitedly, "I'm this far along!" while pointing to various fetuses. I could feel their excitement, and that's exciting to me.
4) Young boy was looking at fetal development display with his mother. Boy says, "Where dey're clothes be, mom? Those babies are naked in there." Mom can't stop laughing and finally replies, "Babies don't have clothes on, Jamal!" Boy exclaims, "You mean I wasn't born with no clothes? That's gross!"
5) Engaging in an interesting discussion with a pro-life family. The woman proceeded to ask me about which mascara I use, and I told her Maybelline Full 'n Soft. She pulled out her own mascara and asked me to show her how to apply it properly so as to get her lashes long and curled. Before I knew it, the pro-life display miraculously turned into a make-up booth. I showed her how to turn the wand backwards while applying it to her eyelashes, and then I quickly moved on. Gosh, I love people.
6) Inappropriate man commenting on the bumper sticker that read, "Abortion Causes Breast Cancer." He suggested that we have a new bumper sticker made that should read, "Stay Pregnant, You're Breasts Will Be Larger." I told him I would promptly pass that bumper sticker request along to the Right to Life president.
7) More than 10 whole pages of signatures received for the petition to make sure that taxpayer money is not used to fund abortion in any health care bill. Ahh, success.
8) Morality/Ethics discussion with three male college students. I liked listening to their points, especially that it should be a woman's right to choose, but I think I forced them to think harder about the issue, by explaining that the Declaration of Independence states that we are guaranteed the rights that are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Without the first right, "the right to life," there are no other rights an individual can enjoy. Individuals have rights only to the extent that their rights do not infringe on the rights of others.
9) For the first hour, I was the only person working our booth. As I grew more and more parched, I noticed that my booth was near another booth which had a large display of trickling water. Isn't that so typical? My boyfriend came to the rescue with H2O just in the nick of time. Then he helped me man the booth. Yeah, I know, he's awesome.
10) After 3 hours of work, tired feet, butter pecan ice cream, hamburgers, french fries, a variety of mullets in all shapes and sizes, and carnies galore, we finally got to enjoy the Eric Church concert later that night. Eric Church had a broken foot, but that certainly didn't stop him from jamming out. He made a grand entrance by crutching onstage and hobbling around. Priceless.
In light of the State Fair theme, I'm going to leave you with some of my favorite haircut pictures of all time.