Everyday. Every damn day. I come to work. I try to do my job. And Go Home.
Everyday. The Same Thing.
But Everyday, Jenny. Let’s call her Jenny. She wants to talk about how Obama v. Trump. I’ve tried everything. Literally, everything. Like: “Girl, I don’t talk politics.” The other day, “Girl, I don’t talk politics or religion.” But no. President Barack Obama is not even running! Why? Do? We? Have? To? Do? This? Everyday?
Jenny is a Trump supporter. She says that because I can’t see that he wants everyone to be rich, everyone to thrive and everyone to have a piece of the pie, I’m missing it. I’m only writing y’all because I know a lot of people don’t know what ‘they’ think. Jenny and I had a real conversation last week at lunch and she told me – though I know she doesn’t – that she understood the pain that black people felt. She said she understands that society treats us as less than, but she truly feels like Hillary is a part of that same society. She told me that Donald Trump, despite what he says, has the means to change a broken system.
I didn’t hit her. I wanted to. I told her that I couldn’t do it. I can’t put my support behind someone that has told me that he’s a racist. He’s told me that he’s a bigot. He’s told me that he gives none about none of us. I told Jenny! I told her. This was the first time I’d had a conversation with a Trump supporter. I didn’t hit her. But I told her. She told me that unless we saw eye to eye, I’d probably be frustrated by people like her forever. The last thing she said was — if one side doesn’t compromise, we’ll always be divided. I finally agreed with her. I know, this is more of a story than a question, but the question is, how do I deal with Trump supporters that are loud about their support and keep my job? I’m really wordy. But that’s my question. Please help me. I might not be employed when y’all read this.