I’m going to get my haircut in West Seattle tomorrow. Same stylist I have gone to for 20 years. She has always been fairly neutral and although she voted for Obama twice she admitted that she regrets her second vote for him. Her son is a smart kid (college bound debate team captain) and went from being conservative 2 years ago to loving Bernie Sanders. She never expressed great admiration for Hillary but I assumed she voted for her. She knows I voted for Trump.
My previously mild mannered hairstylist attended the p*ssy hat Women’s March. She also marched in an “emergency” immigration rally. She bragged this week that she donated to the ACLU and will continue to do monthly while Trump is President.
We have been friends a long time and have each been supportive with family/career/health issues over the years.
Now, by all appearances because I voted for Trump-I am someone she hates now.
What should I say or do if the Trump presidency comes up as a point of conversation?
Telling her to “F*ck off!” is not in my wheelhouse.
( I’m curious if anyone has been in the same potentially awkward situation. I just don’t know if the “nod and smile” will work with the elephant in the room. The subject will come up.)
WWiD? (WHAT WOULD iOTWers DO?)