#FOWC — An Abundance of Loyalty

6693F921-D4B5-4126-9041-FC5229E741C4Ron 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.”

15 thoughts on “#FOWC — An Abundance of Loyalty

  1. writebrainwidow July 11, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I almost hesitate to comment since my reply would be a robust hand clap. I couldn’t agree more . . .

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 11, 2018 / 2:09 pm

      I think a lot more do agree than don’t, but things are moving so fast, that I’m fearful that there’s nothing we can do to stop the momentum and, before long, we are going to be facing a very different country than we had before the 2016 election. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m worried that I’m not.


  2. Marilyn Armstrong July 11, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I heard a rumor that they are asking parents to pay for the DNA to help find their kids. Talk about MEAN. Wow.


    • Fandango July 11, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Yes, I heard that too. I also heard that if anyone wants to submit a formal complaint to the FCC, they’re going to have to pay $200+ to file it. Trump is trying to turn our government into a for profit business in order to fund the tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations.


  3. The Haunted Wordsmith July 11, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I think he’ll be getting a call from her divorce lawyer in the morning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Xwarper @ purpleboxx.wordpress.com July 11, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      The next morning:

      *after a sloppy bj*

      — Honey, that was great, what made you change your mind??

      — Oh, the Wall, hon. I’m pushing 43, and if I lose you, it’s cats and wine until eternity stops like a clock.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 11, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      I wonder how many divorces have been caused by the current political divide.

      Liked by 2 people

      • James Pyles July 11, 2018 / 3:04 pm

        Google “how many divorces has trump caused” (without the quotation marks). I only had a chance to do a bit of quick scanning, but apparently quite a few (I’d have to do more reading to verify this).

        I can’t think of a time when my wife and I argued over politics. I’m not a fan of Trump’s and often find his behavior incomprehensible, but my wife being Jewish and a supporter of a Jewish homeland (which I am, too), Her litmus test for a POTUS is his policies toward Israel, and Trump passes that test for her.

        It’s not enough for us to get anywhere near divorce court for, not after 35-plus years of marriage.

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        • Fandango July 11, 2018 / 4:47 pm

          Unfortunately, too many voters have a single issue litmus test for the candidates they support. No offense to your wife, but Trump’s policies towards the US, Russia, NATO, immigration, taxes, healthcare, and decency and honesty are more important to me than his policy toward Israel. I think Netanyahu is as despicable as is Trump. And I’m generally pro-Israel.

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