Ron and Mary sat on the rug in front of the fireplace enjoying their glasses of wine and feeling toasty in front of the abundant flames that warmed the entire room.
“The one attribute I admire most in people is being loyal,” Ron said. “That’s why I admire Donald Trump. Loyalty is very important to him.”
“Are you crazy?” Mary said. “That man is one of the most mean-spirited human being ever to occupy the Oval Office.”
“Do you really mean that?” Ron asked.
“Yes, I mean that!” Mary said emphatically. “Loyalty is more important to that man than qualifications or competence.”
“That’s a mean thing to say.” Ron said.
“Open your eyes, Ron,” Mary said. “As far as presidents go, he’s well below the mean.”
“I think he’s way above average,” Ron said.
“You’re an idiot,” Mary said, putting down her wine and heading toward the bedroom. “I guess it’s true that Donald Trump is breaking up families.”
Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Teresa. The three things are admire, loyal, and fireplace. Also for today’s Word of the Day Challenge, “abundant.” And, of course, for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “mean.”