Weird story from the other day is on my mind. A coworker approached me when I was zoning an area and asked "what my political alignment was" (why ask someone that completely out of the blue that? idk) I told her I don't really have a group I support, but if I had to say something I'd probably be conservative-leaning centrist. She goes "Wow, conservative? But both your parents are therapists (???) then asked me my stance on this and that, then said i didnt sound like much of a conservative (yeah obviously, cus thats not what i said) then asked me for an example of a "conservative value". I told her that I personally think sex should be reserved for marriage, to which she asked "So do you think premarital sex should be illegal?" Like?? why on earth would you jump to that conclusion... I told her no, clearly, idgaf its a personal belief for me. After that she told me I sound like "a libertarian with conservative self values" (dont ask me wtf that even means) and then walked off to clock out for the day. Like thanks for the chat I guess but are they missing you back at buzzfeed??
Another day she approached me and asked me out of the blue (again) if my parents were ok with me drinking/smoking. I said no, not really, and she said "they care about that but they still let you ride your bike at night?" And I was just like bruh What. Huh. Those things are not remotely comparable.. not super relevant but now that im thinking about it, parents who do let their kids do that stuff are weird asf tho. Its one thing to let them try things (certain things) supervised in a safe environment so they can get a feel for it instead of dying of alcohol poisoning on their 21st birthday. But i be knowing several families who let their kids get drunk as hell or smoke weed everyday (tm) and like sure theyre having fun or whatever but. theyre teens. and its terrible for their brain development.. too many these days want their kids to be their friends instead of their kids, and in doing so dont look out for them and its really saddening. I had moderately strict parents growing up (I say "had" cus they have loosened up quite a bit now that im older) and other kids used to criticize them for it (i remember once in 8th grade, my best friend said to me "you are living your life on a chained leash") but like looking back, damn Im grateful now lol. Not that I was angry at them back in the day either, even then Id see friends with lax parents and damn those mfs are rude as ****, in general, but especially to their parents, and incredibly demanding too, to the point where it was embarrassing to be around them at times. Im kind of a ***** but at least I wasnt going off on my parents at 13. These friends have brought a lot more stories to mind but this tangent has gone on for way too long already so kthxbye