got my toes done today (including the removal of roughly seven kilograms of the dead skin that i seem to grow like it's some sort of staple food crop). woman sitting next to me had that well off (or at least privileged) texan vibe to her. we got talking about our colour choices (i liked hers better; she liked mine better), then farmers' markets, the taste of real food etc. eventually i mentioned being polish. our paraphrased conversation follows.
lady: aah! how're things in poland?
moi: not great lately. the most recently elected government is all kinds of messed up.
lady: it's communist, right?
moi: (reorganizing my brain to speak to someone who has no fucking clue about what is going on in the world)... um... no. it hasn't been since the 90's.
lady: oh. so what's going on?
moi: well, the government is basically stripping down democracy, messing up the judiciary, suppressing any kind of dissent. it's terrifying.
lady: so it's some kind of socialist government?
moi:(following a huge silent internal scream because WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK???) no. they're extremely right wing, religious, and spreading hatred towards pretty much everyone who doesn't think like they do. there are skinheads marching in the streets. it's awful. so much hate.
lady: well, there's a lot of hate around lately everywhere, isn't there?
because we all know that hatred only comes from left leaning pinko commie snowflake cucks while the right wingers hover over the earth held aloft by angel wings and the love of the lord.
you know what, lady? you seemed nice and all, but FUCK YOU AND YOUR ILK. you likely voted for the orange shitgibbon and i have no time to give to the likes of you.