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I Saw You: All I wanted Was a Beer

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Back in my hometown, all I wanted was a beer. I was glad to seeing familiar faces and looked forward catching up. But you decided I needed an in-your-face lecture on what’s wrong with America. I’ve known and considered you a friend for more than 40 years, but the “conversation” grew old fast. I finally had enough and announced that I wouldn’t discuss it any further. I added that Trump is a buffoon. This comment was poorly considered —and overheard by your knuckle— dragging friends. Things deteriorated and I was labeled a dirty “liberal”. Look, I understand the frustration in small-town America, and some of your points are valid. But your diatribe only cements what’s really wrong with the country: absolutist positions so many people take based on what they hear on their favorite radio and TV propaganda shows.

I Saw You is an anonymous “man on the street” column. Email your rants and raves about co-workers or any badly behaving citizens to [email protected], or send to 380 S. First St, San Jose, 95113. Submissions should stick to about 100 words.

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