Religion, Politics and How Old Do You Think I Am?

These are three topics that should be avoided at all costs.

Recently, a girl I was working with asked, how old did I think she was.  I tried bobbing and weaving so not to answer, but she persisted, smiling seductively expecting me to give her desired answer.  When I said early 40s, her face, which believe me is pretty damned pretty, folded like a pup tent.  

“No one has ever guessed that high before,” she mewled.

“I’m sorry, but how old are you?”

“46.”

Okay, shoot me that I didn’t say, 36, but when you’re as old as I am, early 40s sounds awfully good.  She moped the rest of the day like Bambi in a blazer. 

Next, do not say you’re a democrat or a Trump hater, or some Navy Seal with too much zeal, might follow you home.  If you don’t mind me saying, it’s a mystery why he’s so popular, the Tweeting fool that he is, but yet he is.  Even people I admire like him.  I will remind them of this when we’re in a bomb shelter in our gas masks eating canned lima beans.  

And forget religion, since I am so done with that too.

Christians, to quote writer W.P. Kinsella, “who never let you forget they’re religious…that a truly religious person would let his life be example enough and not let it interfere with being a human being.”

Those, if you were bleeding, would step over you on their way to sing in the church choir,   smirking as they say, oh Lord deliver me, and I’d like to, right down the nearest mail chute.

Even Jews lately are pissing me off with that, we’re the chosen people, attitude tooling around wanting nothing to do with anyone who isn’t en route to temple.  I do have a mezuzah after all, so shiksa or no shiksa, still deserve a little respect.

Toss in Allah who needs a good smack, and well, it’s my opinion that one should stick to the weather, when engaged in conversation.   

My two sense…no…that’s not a typo.

SB

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to Religion, Politics and How Old Do You Think I Am?

  1. micklively says:

    In a “free country”, where free speech and a free press are major components of democracy, there is no such thing as a topic to be avoided at all cost. If it needs saying, then say it. Not everyone will agree but everyone must defend your right to express your opinion. Else we’re all lost.
    I think Trump is a see you next Tuesday but I wouldn’t gag him.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, even the weather isn’t a safe topic. There are those (like me) who want the warmth to last as long as possible, and those who want the brisk coldness to roll in.
    And I agree that the age game sucks. If the age asker is too annoying, I’ve been known to guess a bit on the high side.

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  3. I laughed at the age thing. I you are stupid enough to insist someone give you an opinion, you better be confident enough to accept it. I live near a church. Occasionally I have to go through the intersection on a Sunday morning after mass. There are no worse or nastier drivers than those that are coming directly from church! As for Trump, I don’t get it. I’m waiting for him to implode. I am finishing the Viet Nam series that was recently done. Weirdly similar to Nixon. Nope, don’t talk about any of this except on your blog. Way too frustrating.

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    • Are you referring to the Ken Burns film on Vietnam? I love him. Hear it’s quite stirring. Yeah, implode is a good word where our president is concerned. I see him going up in smoke while we all shake our heads. And I never ask anyone how old I look. I may as well just stick my head in the oven.

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      • Yes (on Ken Burns). I would say it’s very depressing but a must see. Since I lived it, I remember some things. Other things I wasn’t aware of. We did a lot of wrong stuff there. We didn’t keep our word. The environment was just about destroyed. Fish in rivers were killed along with animals from all the bombing. Makes me want to cry because we don’t learn. This same thing is happening today just to different countries. What is it about men that makes them want to kill each other. A Vietnamese woman said it best in the show. We just wanted it to end. We didn’t care who won. Thirty years of civil war.

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      • You really make me want to watch it. It’s the one war I don’t know much about. Cruel and unnecessary are the two words I always remember hearing. Lots of damage later on. PTS and agent orange. Flash backs. Knew two men who became raging alcoholics, one attempting suicide by jumping off a bridge. A very sad time it was.

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      • And don’t forget the napalm attacks.

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      • I’m certain there’s more we don’t even know.

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  4. You coworker should ask a 3-year-old their thoughts on her age, that will stop her from asking that ridiculous question again.
    As for the other two subjects, I’m just glad I’m not in jail at this point.

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  5. Mark Hodgson says:

    With you on all three counts here Susannah… 🙂

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