My best friend is dating a douche bag. It’s her first “serious” boyfriend, but oh my god. I met him on Sunday, because he was going to be deployed. At first I was like, “okay…you seem normal and cool.” That got blasted out of the water quite quickly. I soon realized he was a douche. First, my friend brought up how I worked on the Obama campaign and how it’s the only thing we don’t discuss because we sit on polar opposites of the political spectrum. Her boyfriend, however, is in the navy. “I can’t believe you would vote for him. How can you he’s trying to slash the military budget!” Excuse me? First, you don’t yell at me about politics unless you want me to perform a lobotomy revealing your peanut brain. Two, the military has absolutely nothing to do with my vote. Three, I am entitled to vote how I please. I went silent while my friend handled the situation, which is to say, she simply cajoled him to stop. I never got an apology for that one.
Then, today, it became clear that he was no longer going to deploy due to “Obama’s” budget cuts. *roll my eyes* Naturally, my friend told me and then soon thereafter I started getting texts from her via her cell phone berating Obama again. Excuse me, what fucking planet are you on that I am going to take that? This time I bit back and said, “You are aware that the next ten countries defense budgets do not equal the US defense spending, correct?” My friend intervened again and said, “Sorry he’s just upset about not being deployed.” That’s an excuse for being a toolish behavior. And it defends him, while enabling him to continue to do it.
So I’m left in an awkward position. Do I tell her that i think her boyfriend is a douche bag, or do I let it play out? And I haven’t decided if I’m going to tell her that I’m getting annoyed with his immaturity. I probably won’t, because I want to see if she’ll handle it from afar. If not, I’ll be forced to tell her I’m done with it.