Mighty Life List
May 3 2017

Overheard: Old Guy Politics at the Coffee Shop


A bunch of old white guys camped at the coffee shop, and talk turns to politics. I brace myself for where they’re going with this. How they support Trump’s latest racist thing? Trump’s latest sexist thing?

Old Guy 1: How’s this election going in France?
Old Guy 2: If the lady wins..
OG1: I hope she does.
Old Guy 3: I hope she does.
OG1: They say she wants to get out of NATO, though.
OG2: Huh. With this Brexit thing, a lot of things are gonna start changing.
OG3: They never shoulda gotten into it.
OG2: Nah.

Huh. Old-guy politics, international edition.

4 Responses to “Overheard: Old Guy Politics at the Coffee Shop”

  • Alicia Says:

    I’m slightly confused – why is this a good thing? LePen is such a disaster, so even if it’s great that they want to root for a woman it’s terrible that it’s her.

  • Maggeh Says:

    It’s more that it was same grumpy old guy shit, International Edition! I get why it’s not clear, I’ll rewrite.

  • Varius Bassianus Says:

    No, I don’t think you understood this conversation…

  • Grimlitz Says:

    My dear, Marine Le Pen is, simply put, Trump in a skirt, a nasty nationalist and daughter of an even nastier anti-semite from whom she took over the leadership of the National Front party…