I'm gonna get a little political on the blog, but it's not really what was said, it's how it was said.
(I wanted to wait until it was far enough away from elections to post this!)
And now, for the traditional airing of grievances: why I hate talking politics.
There's a woman who I've been holding a grudge against for a little over two years now. She goes to my church, but I actually met her through my bestie's parents, so I'm sure she's an upstanding woman. But I've been holding a grudge against her for so long because she said one of the most offensive things to me I've ever heard, and I cannot get over it.
I feel the need to say that I make fun of Ralph, my bestie's dad, for being--quite literally--a gun-toting Texas Republican, and he makes fun of me for being a "hippie liberal." We believe in a lot of the same things, but the teasing usually in good humor (although we usually find it more hilarious than his wife Cathy does).
Anyway, we're at a nice dinner for Cathy's birthday when somehow politics came up and Ralph (our current county Republican Chairperson) called me his Token Liberal Friend (I'm pretty moderate, but whatevs, I love gays). That's when Cathy's friend looks at me and says, "You'll change your mind once you own a house and start paying taxes." Anybody who knows me knows that 1) I bought my condo the month after I turned 22; 2) I pay taxes, thanks; and 3) I can't shut up. So of course, I responded with something along the lines of, "I own my house, actually!" And that's what she said the most offensive thing (in the most condescending voice) ever:
"You'll change your mind when you get older. You just need a little life experience."
This may not sound offensive to anybody else, but to me, she implied that my beliefs were somehow less than hers because I'm younger (and to be fair, y'all, we didn't even talk about anything political except for Ralph calling me his TLF), and that once I gained "life experience"--like the clear experience she has--I'd change my mind. I think it's so ignorant to believe that someone else's opinion is lesser than others, especially since this was the first time I met her! Ugh. Ru'e!
What's the most offensive thing anybody has ever said to you?!