Just got back from a Christmas visit to a good family friend who lives close to Lancaster. It was a pleasant evening, good food and good people, but the most interesting moment of the night had to be in the car as we were driving over.
If you know my parents, you know that to say my dad has strong political views would be something of an understatement. Discussions and arguments usually don't go very well, and it's generally better to just not try to have them in the first place. So with just me and my parents in the car, completely out of the blue, my mom asks: "So Nik, would you vote for Ron Paul? How about Obama?"
Desperately fighting off the panic, I stammered out something about Obama doing well enough for the hand he was dealt, and changed the subject as fast as I could. What my mom was doing even bringing that topic up I'll never know, but it was just one of the most random comments ever.