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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hi Sparks Friends, I am traveling with a seven year friend Barbara. We have grown apart. She is a now retired. Sleeps in until 10 am and very very liberal. She hates my choice of classical music (calms me) and Fox News. What really stopped us from talking is I complimented her. I thanked her for sharing the driving, emotional support and love. She felt I was inappropriate. She hit my ear with a pile of Maps she had. I got a minor paper cut by my earring. What hurt and caused me silence is being called “You Bleep ryhmes with ducker starts with F, no good liar, Bible thumper traitor, etc”. I realize I am a sinner but heck why beat me up further? I told her I just would not accept her violent conduct or out burst. 4 hours we drive in silence listening mainly to her favorite Country western music which I am ok with too. We finally at 11 pm stopped at a Sonic for Food and found lodging near Phoenix AZ. Now we are riding to IH 10 to Florida. The end of a Murphy Law day where my car Check engine light came on, misdirections and quarrels.
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  • TWEDEE777
    Sorry to hear this. Maybe she needs help?
    750 days ago
    I'm Sorry that's happening to you. Sounds like silence is a good plan.
    750 days ago
    How awful, beyond words. I can't travel well with other than someone I know has a huge patience hat like I do when I have to live with someone on a trip. That's why I do a lot of solo travels. (smiling) Very sorry to hear of such rude, bad manners.
    750 days ago
    Wow! I hope you can survive. She must have been holding things in for a long time to have that come out after a compliment. So sorry you are going through this. I hope you can find something at the end to have a good memory of the trip.
    751 days ago
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    a bell can't be unrung
    751 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2017 11:19:47 AM
    Oh my, that is going to be a long trip, I fear.
    751 days ago
    Sometimes people expose themselves at the most inopportune times. I have many friends at the opposite end of the political spectrum as I am and my strategy is to never, NEVER discuss politics with them as their minds will not be changed. Typically and conservative will listen to your point of view and oppose it with fairly well thought out logic whereas a liberal will simply call you names and point bout that you are stupid. What are we to do?

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    751 days ago
    What a bummer...and a really long trip in silence. Sorry something that could've been so much fun went awry.
    751 days ago
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