Bonus Anecdote! And Friday Confessions.

Rawr! I may have been just a little angrier than I might have been yesterday. E’s parents were more than two hours late from when they said they were coming over. After waking E up at 10 AM, natch, when he got to bed at 4:30 AM. Because the sleep deprivation? Yes, it makes everything so much easier, thanks! Gen put everything in perspective, though, and talked me down from the sniper tower. Thanks, Gen!


We had dinner with his parents in a close-by restaurant, which was fine until a foursome came in and sat next to us. They were loud, and it was Boyfriend Meeting Girlfriend’s parents For The First Time. To be fair to Boyfriend, he was personable and articulate. But Girlfriend’s Dad was a conservative American, so Personable, Articulate Boyfriend was making pretty heavy weather. The conversation was quite interesting, and the one at our table, less so. I kept accidentally listening in to the loud, easy-to-listen-to conversation at the next table, instead of the quiet one at ours. Here’s what it sounded like:


You know, I can see where you’re coming from. If a conservative speaks, you’re going to feel more comfortable with his dialectic. All I’m saying…


...so of course, we… tried the switch. And…the switch didn’t work…


...know that your politics aren’t going to reflect any mature decisions. University is the kind of place…


...was a…difficult situation. You…don’t call an electrician….ceiling fan…


The feeling is different here. We don’t have the kinds of separation between people that you can find down there.


...cathedral ceilings, you know. You can imagine the difficulty, really…


...need to find out how other people live, find out what they need and give it to them, because that’s going to create an environment where different kinds of people trust each other.


..goes two speeds… we really…need that…


It was like something Beckett might have written.


So today’s confession: I prefer ideology to ceiling fans. At least in conversation.


What have your preferences been this week?

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