There are things I won't talk about. I won't ask you what size or style underwear you wear.* I won't ask you how much money you make.** I won't ask you about your sex life.***
But, right or wrong, I don't tend to hold to the old adage: "Don't talk about politics or religion." Stupid? Yeah, probably. People definitely have strong values in these areas and it can get touchy. But isn't that what makes life interesting? And, with regard to politics, we locals are in the DC area, the land of all things political. If you're not willing to talk politics, why live here?
I do try to refrain from comments like, "Only an idiot would think that political strategy has merit" because, really, I'm not about egging people on in these areas. But I am interested in trying to understand why people feel differently than I do. Heck, maybe I'll even learn something.
I totally made up that last part. I want my views reinforced. Who doesn't want to be right?
Question du jour: When you find yourself at a party, do you talk about politics?
* Although, I'll look at you sideways and say....
Men: Boxers? Really? Really???
Women: Dental floss? Really? Really???
** Although I have had friends who've volunteered this kind of information. Go figure.
*** Although I'll read about it on your blog.