Interesting thread at AoSHQ today, in which commenters discussed their experiences with liberal family members and acquaintances. This story kicked it off.
About twenty years ago we had a family reunion. Instead of meeting at some public park or somebody volunteering to host it at their house, as my parents did back in 1976 where I got drunk off my butt and smoked weed with another uncle (but that’s another story), we decided to have it at a Mexican restaurant close to where most of us lived. We arrived first and arranged with the management to reserve some tables. Soon the liberal contingent showed up and immediately started ordering, and they weren’t shy about scarfing many appetizers, entrees, and slamming down beer and margaritas like Prohibition had just ended.
And then, at the end of the evening, every member of the liberal side of the family got up and walked out, leaving their bills unpaid.
In retrospect, we should have made clear that it was expected that everyone would pay for their own meals. I think we expected that everyone would know this, but apparently it did not get communicated, and apparently we were very naive. The problem is, it would never occur to my father, my brother, or myself to go to a restaurant, gobble down a bunch of food, and then walk out without asking the obvious question, who’s paying for this?
As it turned out, my father was the one who ended up paying for it. I think my brother helped, but back in those days, I didn’t have much money, otherwise I would have helped, too, more than my own meal. We were in an unenviable situation where it would have been gauche to make our liberal relatives aware of their bad manners and irresponsible behavior. Looking back on it, perhaps we should have. But my dad was so pissed, he didn’t want anything more to do with them that evening. He just said screw it, and paid.
Turns out, a lot of AoSHQ morons have similar stories to share. By consensus, this was apparently the threadwinner.
Crazy lib SIL is always bitching about the one per cent and then expecting, neigh demanding we pay airfare, rental cars, hotel bills, groceries, vacations, etc. She even expects us to pay for her daughters college.
Rather than take the train from NYC to New Jersey to visit us, she demanded hubby get her a limo. When her mother, my MIL had strokes and couldn’t take a previously planned vacation, she took it
You read these stories, and consider your own experience with leftists, and you can understand why Sandra Fluke… a woman whose sole political agenda is “somebody else should pay for my birth control” … is a Democrat heroine.