Monday, August 27, 2007

Um, ok

I don't really discuss my political and religious beliefs on this blog. In fact I don't really discuss those topics in my conversations very much unless someone asks. If asked, I will give my unedited honest opinion. When I was 18 or 19, I probably used to be a pit bull about it especially when I knew someone was saying something just to get under my skin. But my opinions are just that-my opinions and frankly I don't really care if a person agrees with me or not and for the most part if I admired them before I knew, it probably wouldn't change my feelings for said hypothetical person if they had a different belief. Another reason I don't really feel the need to start conversations about those topics is because one doesn't have to spend a whole lot of time with me to figure out where I stand since I'm not the sort of person who hides their feelings. But once in a blue moon, like everyone, I encounter some poor sad soul whose mouth surprisingly spews out stupidness the magnitude of which I didn't know existed before and on behalf of people with an IQ of at least over .01, I feel like I have to say something halfway intelligent.(ok I know the correct word is stupidity, but stupidness sounds funnier) Mind you, I promise I didn't take a condescending tone in the snippets of conversation I'm about to tell you smart people about because I'm not like that-I hate people like that. I was in a really good mood and I truly liked who I was talking to so I was being , you know, regular. (Forgive me, I couldn't think of a better word.)

I don't know how talk about the war started but I'm sure this war is brought up in millions of conversations everyday:

Her: Yeah, people can say what they want to say about the war but I just think it really had to be done.

Me: A lot of people feel that way.

Her: Well, you know because after 9-11, we had to go after Osama Bin Laden. That's why the war in Iraq has continue until they find him.

Me: Um, I don't think he's in Iraq.

Her: Of course he is, why else would they be there then?

Me: Well, if we're talking about looking for him, I don't think they believe him to be in Iraq.....

Her: He is.

(she looked to the drunk person next to us and asked him: Isn't he?)

Me: I think we're talking about Afghanistan.

(I was wondering if maybe she was just innocently geographically incorrect. I was wrong)

Her: Oh-same thing.

Me: I'm pretty sure it's a completely different country.

Her: Same thing to me.

Me: oh ok

After that I just kind of put my mind on automatic pilot while waiting for the subject to change because.....well, you've read the above I don't even have to explain why. But the subject didn't change. I want to say though, before anyone thinks otherwise that at no point in my interaction with this girl did I ever get mad or irritated or mean spirited. I almost don't know why I even bothered though. I guess because she was so sweet in her manner and intelligent and interesting in the other things we talked about. Someone brought up the election:

Her: I really hate Hilary.

Me: Really?

Her: Yeah she should have left her husband, maybe then I could vote for her but I think she handled that badly.

Me: I certainly wouldn't put up with that kind of behavior from my own husband but I was 16 when he was elected and even then I knew he was chasing after anything in a skirt so I'm pretty sure she knew what she was getting into. She's no idiot.

Her: I just don't think America is ready for a woman to be president, oh am I offending you, are you for Hilary?

Me: Um, I'm not offended.....

I really liked that guy McCain, I think he's Jewish.

Me: I don't think he's Jewish.

Her: Yeah.

Me: Are you talking about Joe Lieberman?

Her: I don't think so. He's a GOP member right?

Me: John McCain is, but no Joe Lieberman was a registered Democrat and now I believe he's an Independent.

Her: No McCain-the Jewish guy-the senator who was running with Gore that time, that's who I'm talking about. He's the one that was in a POW camp for a long time. I don't think he's running anymore though. Shame, I really liked him.

Ok, Do ya'll want more? Because I was listening to this for at least 20 minutes so I have more-just ask and I can give it to you but I think these 2 snippets are enough to get the idea. I couldn't make this kind of stuff up. And you want to hear a cherry on top? This girl is a Sophomore at one of the top Universities in the state ok.



flutter said...

Idiots tow both ends of the party line, as far as I am concerned.

MsLittlePea said...

You're right. I don't even know if this girl knew what a party was. Not that she ....oh nevermind :o) I had no idea McCain had ran with Gore....

super des said...

I would have started singing or something.

I'm not sure which is more infuriating: someone who believes they are right in everything they say or someone who doesn't have a clue about what she's talking about.

MsLittlePea said...

Singing-good idea. In her defense she was kind of nice.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

No, please, tell me no more. I really don’t know how you were able to stay in that conversation as long as you did.

MsLittlePea said...

Well I was just trying to figure out how McCain and Lieberman had become one and the same. I was hoping at some point in the conversation she would explain to me how that happened. I feel bad because I feel like I'm being mean because she was so charming-and I'm not being sarcastic.

Shanshu said...


Well, no. That conversation is just sad and that girl, in a sad, funny make-fun-of-her way, but your post about the conversation is funny.


MsLittlePea said...

Glad I could entertain.

thailandchani said...

She's a sophomore at a top university?

Now that's scary! :)



MsLittlePea said...

It is!

Laurie said...

Scary indeed. Maybe she was just drunk?

MsLittlePea said...

Nope, she was sober. At first I thought it was just an act but it wasn't.

Aimee said...

I am about as uneducated when it comes to politics, but I'm smart enough to know to keep my mouth shut. oh! and I'm not a bigot. So there ya go! Good for you for not telling her she's a dumbass. :)

MsLittlePea said...

I wouldn't do that. It was just so funny because she was so sure about what she was saying. I'm like you, if people are talking about something I have no clue about, I'll stay quiet. In this case I found myself wanting her to say more so I could blog about it :O)

Rebecca said...

America is not ready for a woman president? gee - that's really a weird thing to say. why on earth not, I wonder?

Rebecca said...

...I bet she's just repeating what she's heard her father say (or some other person she admires) I bet she just hasn't really formed her own opinions yet..

Hel said...

I am not at all surprised. Someone in my university class had to do an impromptu speech on climate change. He did a charming talk on how the climate in cape town changes a lot. Sometimes it is hot and sometimes cold. Sometimes it rains and sometimes the wind blows and sometimes the sun shines.

This went on for five painful minutes. We were all sitting there with our mouths hanging open.

MsLittlePea said...

Rebecca-I totally agree, I thought so too.

hel-It's torture isn't it?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Is she a beauty queen from South Carolina, by any chance?

seventh sister said...

How many asprin did you have to take when you got home?