Daily Prompt – Litmus, Litmus on the Wall

If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?

It’s hard sometimes being so judgemental.

I often find that in those rare occasions where I’m caught having to talk to a stranger, it’s quite an uncomfortable and awkward moment. Depending on what comes out of their mouth, can determine whether or not I choose to engage in further conversation with somebody.

My experience has been that they either fall into one of two general categories – Those who are so incredibly stubborn and refuse to listen and, or those who are just fucking dumb – as in, how the fuck do you make it through the day being so unbelievably stupid?

If somebody falls into either or both of those categories, it’s all over. And it can usually be a really quick assessment depending on how they react. They could say something so completely ridiculous and offensive, and I can try and educate them or get them to *try* and understand some basic common logic, and if they still don’t, then it’s all over, Red Rover. If they can’t understand the logic, regardless of how I try and explain it, then clearly they belong with all the other basic bitches – and I really can’t justify wasting my time on basic bitches, I do enough of that throughout the day.

But if I had to pick a question, then my question would be something along the lines of:

What are your views on marriage equality?

Naturally, the correct answer being that they support it. I have no time for people who are going to view me as a second-class citizen and tell me that I should be treated differently simply because I’m in love with somebody of the same gender. And don’t you dare give me that ‘sanctity of marriage’ schtick either, because I’m just not having it. As it stands, the entire concept of ‘sanctity’ is a complete joke, especially when you have people getting married for mere hours, before getting it annulled; or getting married for money; or the simple fact that over half of marriages end in divorce. There is no ‘sanctity’ of marriage when people can’t even respect the phrase ’til death do us part’ in the literal sense. If anything it should just be changed to ’til death do us part… or until we just get sick of each other, or one of us has an affair’ – that would make more sense.

But the best thing about divorce is the second marriage, and subsequent divorce. And if you’re really respectful of the ‘sanctity’ of marriage, you can enjoy it all again over your third, fourth, or fifth (etc.) marriage.

Maybe you’re right. Maybe the concept of same-sex marriage is that much of a threat, because it would show all the hetero couples making a mockery of something so ‘sacred’ that we might actually just be better at it than you are.


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