posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 01:12 PM
Of course I've heard stories about friends/family cutting each other off because..... ELECTION..... but it's always strange to experience something
This being the first year in our new house, my wife and I are of course hosting Thanksgiving (which is something we've essentially done in the past
but geographically at my parents' house because our apartment was too small).
I'm not terribly close with my brother. Typically I see him and his wife and stepdaughter a few times each year for birthdays or various
Admittedly, he is a Hillbot. That is not to say he is simply a Hillary supporter. He's one of those full-on all-out, constant meme posting, Hillary
is as pure as the driven snow type of bot. That, in and of itself, I honestly don't care about.
I haven't spoken to him in a few months. Nor did I boast to/towards him after the election. In life and on ATS, I've said well before the election
that no matter who wins, I'll be going about my regular routine.
So last week I did the ol' triple-play of contact to extend the Thanksgiving invitation. I left a message on his cell, shot him a text and left a
message on his home phone. I didn't hear anything back which is a little strange, yet not completely unheard of.
It wasn't until earlier when I was talking with my sister when the topic of my brother came up. Upon hearing what she had to say I was shocked.
"What?!?!?! He's not coming to Thanksgiving because... TRUMP!?!?! Are you sh-tting me?!?!""
So there you have it.
In the spirit of full disclosure, part of me is a bit glad they won't be attending. Not because of politics but because that wife of his.... ugh. I
do have to admit though, I feel bad for my son who likes his crazy uncle. I feel bad for my parents because it's not often they get to spend time
with most of their kids/grandkids under one roof. I also feel bad for my brother and his wife and stepdaughter.... as I know they don't cook and
although I could definitely be wrong, I have a vision of them sitting around their apartment on Thanksgiving for no good reason.
It's one thing to hear about absurdity like this. It's very odd (to put it mildly) to experience it first hand.