I've talked before about how my dear-sweet-mother-who-I-love-very-much has some terrible ideas about society. But what came out of her mouth yesterday, I just couldn't.
My mom is an ardent Fox news viewer. Which should kind of explain all you need to know about her political views. My sister and I are generally patient, and try to explain things to her as often as we are willing and able to.
I was on the phone with her yesterday, on my way home from work. I couldn't tell you what got her on to the subject. She said she was having a conversation with some of her co-workers (who I assume have more liberal views), and she told me, "They were trying to talk to me about their views on [such and such], and I just told them, 'People in other countries have to work so hard, because they know if they don't, they'll die. Then they are able to pull themselves out of poverty!'"
WUT. I'm almost certain a part of me died inside. I couldn't even bring myself to say anything. I just pretended I didn't hear her.
I just need y'all to share my pain for a little bit.