Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OK, Here's the Deal

The holidays are upon us, that joyfully-anticipated time of the year when friends and family gather to stare at each other stonily and exchange fire (verbal mostly but watch for reports of Cousin Dan getting the drop on Uncle Bill) over the election results (Constitutional Version). As I am spending Thanksgiving with my most (only?) prolific co-blogger, whose views, upon close scrutiny, differ somewhat from mine, this applies to me as well. (EMM and CRH will be there as well, which is a Good Thing.)

So let me get this out of the way. If you are neutral-to-pleased by the election (Constitutional Version) of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States, I cannot and will not talk politics with you. Please do not even try; I will walk away, most likely in the direction of the bar. If we are at the bar, holiday gatherings tend to feature a proliferation of refreshment areas so I will go find a different one.

That being said, if we find ourselves at the same holiday gathering there is a valid reason for that: we're related, we're friends, co-workers, etc. WE CAN TALK ABOUT OTHER THINGS, by which I mean literally anything else. Your kids, my kids, kids these days, even kids with chicken pox.

The worst that could happen is that I get lots of exercise. Happy Thanksgiving!


EMM said...

Happy 11th and I love the new Header.

As per usual I thought I had commented, but alas, am a doofus. So here's my 2nd try at a witty reply.

Alternate debate/table topics: Artisan bread vs. good old white bread for turkey sandwiches, can there really be "too much butter" on T-day, marshmallows w/ your sweet potatoes, jellied cranberry...c'mon you know you secretly love it, and frozen peas...the wonder cure for any T-day mishaps.

Looking forward to seeing y'all on Thursday.

JCC said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, David! And ... Go Nats!

jjv said...

Glad I read this tonight. It amuses me that as far as I can tell no more than two people attending Thanksgiving, including me (who did not), voted for Trump. It is an overwhelmingly Hillary crowd. However, the mere chance that someone might say "Hey, it appears Trump won't destroy the world." will set off paroxisms of rage. Dave, please bring the starwars minatures rules! Luckily, the Redskins will play the Cowboys. Safe conversation is assured.

Dave S. said...

You misunderstand me. Simply put, I do not want to talk politics with anyone at Thanksgiving. Full stop.