August 2, 2006
A message from the wife on election eve
Hey there, campaign workers, volunteers, and all-around good people:
The wife said to cut out the phone calls. Yes, she's going to vote. Yes, she's likely to vote for your candidate, because the reason you have her name is that she has voted for candidates of your candidate's type before. No, she doesn't need you to remind her that Thursday is election day. She's got that. All set.
Frankly, your calls are driving her crazy.
The number of electoral solicitations at the house is doubled because the wife kept her name, and either the rolls are split up alphabetically, or the same person doesn't recognize the number in the W's as the same number that was called back during the L's.
I understand that you're just doing your job (or your kind volunteer work). I know that you need to get out the vote. The wife? She doesn't care by this point. She's been home all day for two days, and just wants the phone to stop ringing.
So, if you value all that is good and nice in the world, just call the next number. You're preachin' to the choir here. Good luck to your campaign, and we'll talk to you later. Or, not.
Politics is Personal | By joe lance | 7:52 PM