First of all, as much as I dislike Halloween, all my neighbors were cool. They gathered all their kids and trick-or-treated all at one time. So…..not too much getting up and down off the couch.
Being an introvert, I tend to keep a few real close friends. Some of my friends share the same political views I have, and some others don’t. However, there is much more to a friendship than politics.
I got sucked into reading a Facebook post for what I believed wasn’t a political post. A long time friend created the following status …blah, blah, blah,”Was there a special kind of kool aid that got passed around or what!? Wake the hell up from your stupor people!” Another long time friend commenting, “the blue kool-aid of liberalism, it’s a mental disorder”.
So, does being a liberal with mental illness prevent us from thinking? We can’t decide which candidate aligns with our values or beliefs because we are “ill”? Does it mean the lights are on but nobody’s inside? That we lack any sort of intelligence?
And I just had to reply….to the blue kool aid guy, my response was that his comment was rude and hurtful. His response….he used a smiley face at the end of his comment.
My comment to the original thread of my now ex-long-time-friend, was, “thank you, I prefer my kool aid over ice.
Bahahahaha! (the bahahahaha was not added to my comment, it was added here for the purpose that I no longer care)
I have blogged about the ugliness of Facebook and realize that my experience isn’t unique, but I have come a long way from when it used to hurt my feelings and I beat myself up for being a bad person.
I’m still on Facebook but I can put all those misinformed, rude “friends” on my acquaintances list and never see their posts again unless I must torture myself.
I’m so glad I only have a small group of friends. One or two removed from my life may look like a big hit to my inner circle, but I won’t miss them 😀
Anyway, even though I will have the thoughts running through my head like….I have to take my babysitter with me or I’ll do something wrong. What if we can’t find a parking spot? What if the line is too long and my husband can’t miss work? What if I choose the wrong buttons? Am I completely informed about what is going on in our state? Will I say something wrong to someone? Will I trip over my feet?
What if someone asks me what color of kool-aid I drank? 😀
I will cast my vote and not question my intelligence.