You are not alone

Living in the south there is never a shortage of conservative republicans. All one needs to do is open your eyes. So, it came to quite a surprise when I found a liberal at my school. We met over my computer, having simple chat about the new education legislation. Oh sure, we had met before, but never realized we were of the same thread. It was a beautiful moment. Here is the abbreviated conversation.

Him- “Do you still keep up with the public school politics?”

Me- “Oh of course I do, they closed my old school, what are these people thinking?”

Him- “We argue a lot about it back in my department, I lose everyday”

Me- “Oh my gosh me too!”

Him- “Why are we not eating lunch together?”

Me- “Oh My God I don’t know?”

Him- “If only I had known, we could have been hanging out all this time”

Me- “Where can we sneak away to each lunch next year?”

Him- “There is no where to hide.”

Me- “Wait, I have a cool friend coming here next year, we can hide in his room because he is new and no one will look for us there”

It was better than Christmas. And I love Christmas.



18 thoughts on “You are not alone

  1. I love it when I find a fellow liberal…living in NW Florida (also known as lower Alabama), it’s rare…my new trick to finding one? I have an Obama 2012 sticker on a cork board in my office (very discreetly located)…fellow liberals see it and it’s like a big ole homecoming right there at my desk…

    • I have a yes we can poster under my desk. No one can see it. I put a no you cannot go to lunch early sign on my door and one of my students put a yes we can poster underneath. It was awesome.

    • I don’t think everyone was meant to get along. But I do think we can all be polite, respectful and nice to each other no matter how different we are. Maybe one day.

  2. I SO identify with this. I live in DuPage County in Illinois, also known as one of the most Republican counties in the US. I think we’re tied with Orange County. I find an occasional liberal here and there, but now that I volunteer my time tending the county’s Democratic Party blog, I’m loaded down with Dems. Of course, when I tell people what I do, they say, “DuPage has a Democratic Party?” Funny post.

  3. It’s always so nice to find someone you don’t have to smile and nod in polite avoidance around. I usually do a lot of smiling and nodding when I go home.

  4. Lunch at school is valuable time – I love this! We have a group who “hides” from many of the others so we can talk freely. Enjoy your happy lunches next year! 🙂

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