I’ve been a little MIA lately, I know. But after a long week of interviews and other crap (read: prep for interviews, part-time work, and a family debacle), and a weekend in NJ (the place I go when I’m feeling a little too good about myself, so I can be reminded that, no, I was right the first time – I suck), I had no time to blog. Trust me, we all suffer under those circumstances.
Anyway, I figured I’d try to get back in the swing of things by relaying a story one of my cousin’s told me this weekend.
Just after the election, a cousin of mine, RB, who is a teacher, told us about the mock election her school held this past fall. In a stunning turn of events – especially in NJ – McCain won. RB asked one of her students who he voted for. He said McCain. RB, both confused because Obama-fever had already swept the Garden State and because she was trying to be an engaging teacher, asked him why. The kid explained, “My mommy told me that Obama was going to end Halloween.”
For those of you who don’t know, this is definitely how we do it in NJ. You don’t just make an argument supporting your guy. You tell whatever tale you can – regardless of its truth value – about the other guy.
And, I have to say, I appreciate the mom’s efforts here. Obama would take away Halloween? Oh, well played, ma’am; well played.