We went out to dinner tonight. Some of the other parents from school, our kids, and us. I really like these parents. One couple holds a charity fundraiser for a women's shelter each year. In fact, the dinner was a place that was collecting food for a charity, kids eat free if you bring food deal. The lady brought a whole case of food.
So, we're at dinner and as usual, food comes up. What our kids eat and won't. All that. Then the web site came up. And I gave the url out for it. Then I realized. Oh hell.
The nice lady? Who does all the cool charity things? She works for one of the largest of the agribusiness companies. And, there you have it. So, I hope my politics here don't lose us a friendship. But, I can't really change these core beliefs either.
These are defining moments. Not only do I have to face up to the fact that my food politics set me apart, but also a great big whack to the side of the head that those monolithic entities are not objects, they are comprised of people. A very few at the top that make some crappy decisions, and the rest of them, moms like me, dads, friends, neighbors.
Big companies, lots of jobs, lots of people. It's ain't all that easy sometimes. But, it would probably have been better if I hadn't shared the url with the nice lady who cares about battered women. Yeah, I'm a dumbass.