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Sweet & Sour

“Sweet & Sour” is my version of that dinner table game where every guest says what the best and worst parts of the day were. As we head into the weekend, I think it’s important to get the bad stuff off your chest and remember the positives as a silver lining and energizing factor. When the weekend hits, I like to release the “sour” and embrace the “sweet.”

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Sweet: The latest re-org in my company means we all have to move desks.  We had to be out of the office at 4:30 yesterday and work from home on today.  It’s a nice little treat.

Sour:  I am dismayed and upset that Donald Trump has won the Presidency.  I am disappointed in our country’s citizens who made this happen, whether by voting for Trump directly or by not voting/casting a “wasted” vote for a third party candidate, which essentially gave Trump a big leg up.  Those “throwaway” votes didn’t show the world you dislike the candidates; they showed the world that you’re cool with Trump in office as long as you didn’t personally fill in that circle on the ballot.  Hopefully this election shows that every vote really does count and those who previously thought otherwise will make sure they get to the polls next time.  I am a Republican, yet I could not, in good conscience, vote for Trump.  To me, he seemed to have lost sight of the party’s core values.  He is unpredictable.  He has no remorse for the reprehensible things he has said/done and, worse, he does not fundamentally understand why such things were wrong.  Frankly, he behaves like a child.  Oh, and he has no military or government experience.  We’ve made history in that we have elected a non-politician president.  It would have been less scary to make history by electing the first female president.  I’m not a huge Hillary Clinton fan.  We disagree on lots of the big issues.  I did not want her in office solely to say we had a woman in that position.  I was not blinded by the excitement of such a momentous occasion.  No.  I voted for Hillary Clinton because she was the more qualified candidate.  Unfortunately, not everyone felt that way.  That’s democracy.  Also democracy: our system of checks and balances.  I can only hope that system prevails and we all come out of this in one piece.

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