31 October 2010

I Love You In Your Tragic Beauty

This is a phone call I just had from Some Political Dude Who Wanted Me To Vote For His Candidate. Keep in mind that I had a really, really cheerful voice through the whole thing.

Some Dude: Hello, this is so-and-so with Illinois such-and-such, and I would like to know if we can count on your vote for Republican candidate so-and-so and Bill Brady for Governor?
Me: No.
SD: Really?!? Why not?
Me: I'm a Democrat.*
SD: Really? May I ask why? [Or something like that; I kinda zoned out.]
Me: I don't really care.
SD: But you have to care!
Me: But I'm busy right now.
SD: Oh, well, I don't want to take up any more of your time, just let me say that so-and-so and Bill Brady is the best candidate because of x y z. Thank you.
Me: B'bye!

I think I had the dude totally flabbergasted, which makes this the best conversation ever with a campaign promoter. My day is now made.

* I'm not necessarily a Democrat, though I tend to lean more left than right. I just said that because I felt it was the best way to get his goat.