"I didn't think it would be that big of a deal."
These are words so many of us have used, just before someone slapped us across the chops.
So it has proved for Denise Helms, a 22-year-old woman from Turlock, Calif., who used Facebook to express her own miffedness with the re-election of the president.
As Fox 40 in Sacramento records it, she wrote: "Another 4 years of this n*****. Maybe he will get assassinated this term."
Oddly, this post seems to have incurred something of a reaction itself. Not everyone was at one with her sentiment.
Indeed, her employer, Cold Stone Creamery, looked at it chillingly and fired her.