We made small talk.
"You work for the railroad long?"
"I'd say that's long. Most people don't stay in one job longer than a few years these days. You must still like it huh?"
"I used to like it. Not so much anymore."
"Why is that?"
"Damn Feds putting their nose where it don't belong. I mean, 30 years ago, it was nice with the whole civil rights thing. You know give minorities a chance and whatnot. Be nice to women and such."
"Well, sometimes people think it has to happen right away."
"No, it's gone too far already. It's like the worlds' gone to the ...."
As I was waiting for him to finish his sentence, pondering if he was going to use a racial epithet or derogatory term towards women, someone came up and they started talking. So I never heard the end of it. It stuck in my mind because I had just commented on a post over at TKW that was on a similar subject.