Conversation at a Tire Store

I may do this more often in the future. I absolutely enjoy starting conversation with strangers. It is just part of my nature, but this 30-second conversation I didn’t start.

Stranger: So, what’s wrong with your truck.

Me:  Well, it appears that the alternator drained the battery. ( By the way, that’s what someone told me. I couldn’t tell you what an alternator was if my life depended on it) Last night, as I was leaving work, the truck wouldn’t turn on.

At this point, the TV on the background is relating some details of last night’s Democratic debate. The debate commentator says that Obama did better than the other candidates. 

Stranger: I just think that Hillary is going to get the nomination. So, are ya’ll Republicans or Democrats?

Oh, by the way, there is also a quite man in the room. He seems satisfied in not making eye contact with the woman.

Me: I am a libertarian.

Stranger: What does that mean? Never heard of that! Does that mean you don’t care about politics?

Me: No, not at all. It is a third party. a

Stranger: Well, I am Republican.

On her chair lies a copy of Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne; the ninth book on the Left Behind Series. 

  1. I am a member of the Constitution Party, though when a strong libertarian candidate with Christian principles is on the Republican ticket, I will vote for him; have I mentioned Ron Paul’s name yet?  (back)
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