“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath.”

~Michael Caine

Thursday, October 30, 2008

November 4th, 2008

I dislike politics. Why is it so darn hard to find real unbiased answers? You know, Facts. When we got home from Louisiana, we had 12 messages on our answering machine soliciting candidates. Oh, wait, they aren't "soliciting" because they aren't actually selling anything. That's why they are allowed to call you even your phone number is on the 'do-not-call' list. Apparently the 'do-not-call' list means that people are not allowed to call unless they have already had some sort of transaction with you or if they aren't selling anything. Technically, they are selling something. A candidate. Any they want my vote as payment. Stop calling me. Your call is not going to sway me or make me change my mind. I assume they obtained my phone number from my voter registration.

Sunday, a man called our house and asked me if I was voting for Marty Block for California State Assembly. I said 'Sorry, you have the wrong number, there is no Marty Block here.'. He said 'No, No, No ma'am, Marty Block is running for California State Assembly and I was calling to see if we can count on your vote.'. Ty was sitting next to me on the couch so I turned and asked him if he knew Marty Block. He said 'Isn't he that criminal?' The guy on the other end of the phone said 'He's a criminal???' He started to explain again who Marty Block was. I gotta give it to this guy for being patient. So I say 'Ohhhh, he's that news caster guy, right?' The poor guy on the other end says 'I didn't know he was a news caster.'. He still hadn't caught on. Finally he asked 'Ma'am, are you Democrat or Republican?'. So I confidently answer 'Oh no, no, no you've got it all wrong. I'm Heterosexual.' He finally catches on and says 'Ok, ma'am. Have a nice night.'

Now, I don't know if he felt bad because he thought I was really dumb or if he figured out that I was playing with him. Either way I don't really care.


Valorie said...

I can't wait for the election to be over (and this applies every time) just so I don't have to see the ads, mudslinging, etc
In any case, I love how you handled this call!

Mariecel said...

Hahahaha! I'm surprised you still have the patience to pull his leg. I would have done the usual and pretend I was in the middle of having sex. Gets rid of them much more quickly. =)

beebee said...

OMG! Sooooooo funny!!! I know how you feel. I can't wait 'till this election is over. Love the way you played your hand with the caller.