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At least you won a bet. [Nov. 16th, 2016|02:16 am]

This last week hasn't been fun.

And right now, I'm feeling *such* an "us vs them" mentality setting in. A lot of my friends are worried, and scared shitless, and just plain angry that Trump hit power. These friends aren't in the US, but they can easily imagine what their lives would be like if they lived in the US and if his policies came to be, and it's not good.

Then you have the guys, and the ones I'm thinking of are nearly always fucking dudes, straight ones at that, saying that they're delighted Trump won. Especially because they won money.

I know some placed it as a consolation bet - those folks are generally quiet about it. The others, well, I'm glad it gave you some spending money for the Christmas, but fucking hell... don't be so fucking cheery about it, at least?

I was sitting outside the office, having my morning smoke when one guy came out, all cheery, laughing and saying, "Wah-hey-hey. Trump won!" Like, in one way I wonder why he cares so much, but then the same could be asked of me.

I keep feeling like it still hasn't sunk in yet. That morning, I heard the news, and said "Balls". Then... I don't know what I felt.

In a way, it just feels powerless. Because, in reality, the President of the United States has power over us folk too, we just don't have a fucking say in it.