Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Changing Attitudes

On a whim, I went out to lunch today at a little family restaurant near my apartment in Fremont. I had breakfast for lunch, as sausage and eggs with hash browns is something I can safely masticate. The place was busy and rather than wait for a table, I took a seat at the end of the counter. Sitting next to me were two older gentlemen who mostly paid me no mind as I settled in to read a book and drink my coffee. I couldn't help but overhear their conversation, though. As near as I can tell, one of the two men is a former Fremont city councilor. He also seemed pretty conservative, as the two men were seriously discussing the remaining Republican presidential contenders and who they thought should be the nominee. But then the conversation drifted and it became clear that they both also favored medicinal marijuana use ("It's legal in California; why should the Feds be bothering us about it?") and gay marriage ("Who cares? It doesn't hurt my marriage for other people to be happy.")

Hearing people who identify as "conservative" and "Republican" taking what I consider the right side of social issues makes me happy.
Tags: politics
Subscribe

  • One Day or Another

    One thing about working from home, as I've been doing for years before the pandemic, is that it's easier than I would have thought to lose track of…

  • Brain Rot

    I spent most of today head-down on a database programming issue with a rather tight deadline. I thought I might end up having to work all night, but…

  • Double Helping

    I guess the result of taking a day off is that I need to work double the next day to get things done that weren't done on Friday. Well, not actually…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments