Look, lady. I know it was after 2 in the morning and there weren't many people in your section and you were probably bored and wanted to chat. My friend and I had both finished a rather long day of working at our respective jobs and we wanted to unwind for an hour or two. I don't mind that you wanted to make conversation, but for cryin' out loud, that doesn't mean it was an open invitation to hover by our machines for 20 minutes, yapping about politics.
* I don't care about your opinion of George Dubya.
* I care about Iraq and Afghanistan, but I didn't intend to engage in such conversations during my downtime.
* I really don't care about your views on Republican vs. Democrats.
* Please don't start talking to me about Canadian politics. Again, an important issue, but not during my downtime.
* When I repeatedly say, "I'm sorry, I don't get involved in political discussions," that should be an indication that, you know, maybe I don't want to talk about politics.
When I smile politely, nod and look away from you to look at my machine or my friend's machine with nary a word, perhaps you should take that as a hint that I really don't want to talk to you. It was the only thing I could do without saying "please get lost."
Oh, and before anyone mentions it, I didn't move because both my machine and my friend's machine were on a hot streak. I'm not going to walk away from free money. :-)
At least I walked out of there about $300 richer than when I entered, but damn, stop talking to me.