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  •  Things in common (10+ / 0-)

    Isn't it true that people who care about politics 'n' such--from whichever side--have a lot in common considering that there are awful numbers who just don't give a thought to the subject at all.

    I was in the Dollar General the other day (the closest thing to a "general store" my tiny Tennessee town has, and I needed some warm socks) and a young woman came in, great with child. Some other people at the checkout asked her when she was due and she said "The doctor's going to induce on Nov. 4 if she doesn't come before then." I said in my perkiest tone "Wow, that's terrific, your daughter is gonna be born on a very historic day!"

    She looked at me with a completely blank expression and said "There's something happening on Nov. 4?"

    I hope I didn't look at horrified as I felt. Just took my socks and said "Well, the election" and wished her luck and left.

    Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?

    by Xan on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 09:03:24 PM PDT

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    •  Oh. My. Gawd. (3+ / 0-)
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         Tips for spending more time shopping at The Dollar Store.

      "It's going to be rocky...like flying into Denver. You know you're going to land, but it's not always fun going over those mountains." ---- Barack Obama

      by smileycreek on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:04:28 PM PDT

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    •  Palin who? (2+ / 0-)
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      I had a similar conversation with a cow-orker not long after McCain chose Palin as his running mate.  I was talking with someone in the lunch room (aka company pub, complete with kegerator and 52" LCD tv), and mentioned Palin.  Someone standing nearby said "Who's that?".  I tried to keep my jaw off the floor as I explained that John McCain was running for president and had chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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