Especially since America has gotten hyper-partisan politicized, I try very hard to avoid political discussions at work. Same rule concerning religion or how much esoteric interconnects make a difference in audio. I steer clear whenever possible. Yesterday I was in our Chandler AZ office and was discussing a completely non-political financial topic with a colleague, when he said, "I knew what you were going to say before you said it. Nothing like two Republicans discussing money, eh?" I replied, "Except I'm not a Republican," thus breaking my own rule against discussing politics. "Huh?" he said, genuinely surprised. "But we always agree on whatever we discuss and I am a very conservative Republican! How can that be?" I smiled. "Maybe you need to think past labels." I'm not sure he understood my point.