So I am not the most computer literate person in the world but there are times when I can whiz right through things and have no problems at all but for the life of me, I cannot figure out why I cannot stay on line at times. I keep getting bumped off. I keep wondering what is going on and we have been working on it for days. No one can figure out what is doing it.
I learned today that there are some people you should just not discuss politics with. My friend Marty is a great woman. She would do most anything for you but if you want to discuss politics, you had better be republican or keep your mouth shut. I am an in betweener. I can see the good and bad in both parties but Marty sees only the bad things about the democrats. I am a democrat. I love her dearly but I must bite my tongue many times when she speaks. She loves to discuss politics but she is a real stinker when it comes to the democrats. She has no time for our views at all so I try and steer clear of the subject or just nod silently while she speaks. I do not think politics are worth losing friends over and she is a good friend.
But do some of you have friends like that? Their veiwpoint of the world is the only way?
I am not the worlds greatest OBama fan. I think we could have done better but I think he has a big mess to clean up. John McCain may have handled things better. I don't know. I know many in Az. do not like him. I will not tolerate those who make fun of Palin. I do not see her as the stupid woman that so many democrats do. I do not blame her for what her daughter did like they do and I think it is silly for them to say she is a bad mom or stupid. That kind of stuff is ridiculous of that to say.
I think she is a great mom who did like so many of us did. She raised her kids the best she knew how and mostly they have turned out okay. I just disagree with her on some issues. But I hate the people who call her names or make light of some of the things she has said or done.
So I can talk some politcal issues with Marty and will agree on many things but I do not get rabid a bout it or in anyones face. I have seen too many friendships end over stuff like that. It is little stuff but it grows and grows after a while.
How do some of you handle opinionated people. People who just will not see your way at all. I am pretty good at ignoring some of the stuff but it does wear me down after awhile. I try not to snap because she has so many good qualities.
What to do? Should I keep politely steering her away from the subject when she gets heated like I have been doing or give her some of her own medicine?
The thing is, she is very educated and I feel a bit dumb around her at times. I feel like she is scolding me if I say something she disagrees with. She had several years of college and taught school for many years as well as worked as a missionary for a long period of time. She has travelled and seen things that I will never see and I feel inadequate at times when I am dealing with her. I know she does not mean to make me feel that way but it happens....