I've noticed a distinctly cooler attitude recently from some of the folks I have been associating with in a couple of neighborhood bars that I frequent here, and it's coming from both regular customers and staff.
I just found out it's because there is a RUMOR that I voted for Trump.
(Full disclosure: I did. But I made it a point to keep quiet about it there because it's totally SJW and snowflake infested.)
When I asked one of the ones that I heard this from where that came from since I never said a single thing in support of him (in that bar, because I knew better), she said "Well it's kinda obvious. Everyone here was all upset and really scared about it and you were acting like nothing bad happened."
And it's true. For the first few days after the election, it was almost commonplace to walk in there and find at least one person actually CRYING because Donald Trump was going to be the next President. The predictions, courtesy of Facebook and left-wing websites, was that come January, they and all of their friends will see their gay marriages be dissolved, their Obamacare or SSI disability will be taken away, and Mike Pence will personally electrocute every one of them who fails to convert to heterosexuality. Even worse, all of the muslim immigrants will be deported immediately right along with all of the poor illegal aliens while bands of skinheads and hooded klansmen will roam the country, attacking them at will with no fear of consequences because they'll have Trump's blessing.
You and I laugh at all of this crap of course, but a lot of these people here really and truly believe it. Some are just out of their teens of course and this was their first election cycle as "adults" but others here are in their 50's and 60's and should know better.
And because I did not join them in visibly shedding tears, I was added to the watchlist of suspected Trump voters.
And I wasn't alone, either. A couple others here who are much closer to the inner circle of this crowd have been verbally attacked and openly blamed for Trump's election because they admitted to having voted for one of the third-party candidates. This has actually sparked one fistfight that I know of. Admittedly it's great fun watching them eat each other.
Now they're starting to get over the election, but their new hobby horse is the "Standing Rock" gathering of scumbags in North Dakota who are trying to stop an oil pipeline from crossing an indian reservation and despoil indian burial sites even though it's not running through the reservation or near any graves. They are now crying over those "outrages" and raising money to send up there.
My opinions haven't been sought on this issue yet, which is probably good for all involved as my ideal solution involves the use of Forest Service aerial water bombers on the next cold night and beatings and jail for every anarchist hippie up there, preferably in some work camp on our southern border where Sheriff Joe Arpaio will put them to work building President Trump's new wall.
Yeah, probably best that they not ask me about that.
They're a weird bunch here, and few of them have full-time jobs or cars because...well you know--you've got to make smart choices and put some hard work into life if you want to get anything out of it and this neighborhood doesn't have many people here yet who live like that. I wouldn't hang out with them as a matter of choice, but this area isn't exactly known for it's large number of conservative watering holes. Besides, they are fun to watch in their tearfulness so long as I can keep my smug under control.