Some of my personal pre-conceived notions are — only Democrats are senators from Massachusetts (and usually their last name is Kennedy!) — Amish people don’t “exercise” because they do hard physical labor in their every-day lives — people who get tattoos enjoy being able to look in a mirror and admire how their tattoos enhance their “look”.
That sound you may have heard Wednesday was of some of my pre-conceived notions exploding! When I got up that morning — a Republican had been elected a senator in Massachusetts for the first time in over 30 years — when we went to the gym, there were three overweight Amishmen in their full “uniform” (blue shirt, black pants, suspenders, black workboots and bowl-cut hair) working out — and also at the gym, there was a young man whose only visible tattoos were a star above each elbow on the back of his arms.
Check. Check. Check. Three pre-conceived notions bite the dust.
Interesting, unexpected things happen all around us every day, some that contradict our pre-conceived notions.
If everything was predictable, just think how boring life would be.
Note: Regarding the exercising Amishmen, one was older than the other two, so I’m guessing he may have had health problems and his Dr. prescribed exercise (our gym is associated with a hospital), so the two younger men went with him for moral support. It will be interesting to see if they come back. I’m guessing it was uncomfortable for them, but I hope they do if I’m right about why they were there.