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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 04:23 PM

14. I run into people who start ranting about Obama, when I have said nothing to set them off.

They invade my boundaries and start hollering about how awful Obama is. They assume everyone around them agrees with them. This happened to us recently in a small store in Houston, in a good neighborhood, with a guy who we didn't want to talk to. It usually happens with loudmouth gun nuts where we live in a little town. They don't know what they are talking about.

First thing this guy did was look over hubby's shoulder (he's taller than hubby) and noticed his bank balance as he was writing a check, and made some crack about "Oh be proud of it." We were both speechless at that.

Ranted something about how bad Obama was. Said he was a home builder.

He said "Who are you gonna vote for in four years?" I looked up at the ceiling and said, "Elizabeth Warren". He kept hassling us as we walked out the door. Hubby said "Yeah she's the best thing that has come out of Oklahoma in years. She went to a rival high school across town from where I went."

I felt thoroughly violated and bothered and so did hubby. We're very sensitive about that and don't want people bothering us.

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