In this episode of Sex and the City, Carrie asks, “When it comes to matters of the heart, did we have it right in high school?”
At least, I did not have it right in high school.
As a sophomore, I had a huge crush on a senior, one of my brother’s friends. I was not alone. Most girls crushed on Pitter Patter . . . .
On New Years Day, during my 1:00 on 1/1 luncheon with friends, Ali and I friended and messaged him on Facebook. We messaged, we spoke, and, he stopped by after work.
- He did not further his education.
- He does not read.
- He spent time in jail for abusing a girlfriend.
- He lives in his mother’s basement.
- He reproduced.
- He does not have custody of his children.
Those were all red flags.
But, he claimed he liked dogs. He claimed he had a Bernese Mountain Dog. He seemed nice enough.
Then, he knocked on my door, sat down and told me the following:
- He supports Trump.
- Gay couples should not have children.
- Single people, like me, should not have children.
- And, more . . .
Within seven minutes, I asked him to leave. I explained that “hatespeak” is not acceptable in my home.
That was my first and last personal experience with an uneducated white male supporting Donald Trump.
I did not have it right in high school. I’m only just now, almost 30 years later, getting it right.