Wednesday, April 11, 2007

you want my what?

I pulled up outside my house on my bike last night around 8pm to find a small swarm of yuppies knocking on doors and smiling at everyone. One enthusiastic youngster apporached me, handing me a pamphlet, saying something about a local Senator blah blah blah... it's coming up for election time, you see. So there I was, trousers tucked into my boots from the ride, like a WW2 paratrooper, helmet still firmly on head, gloves in one hand, keys in the other and all I could hear (since his voice was quite muffled through the helmet) was something about if I waited a few moments I could have a word with Himself. I blinked at him (it was late, my blood sugar was quite low) and said, "Do I have to..?"
I don't think that was quite the response he was looking for, and he giggled nervously, said, "Oh. No. Of course not," handed me a business card and scuttled off into the twilight.
On second thoughts I could have waited for the Senator to come over and ask if there was anything he could do. Then I could have said, "Yes, you can get rid of these blasted politicians who keep disturbing my evenings now that the elections are drawing near!"
Coulda-woulda-shoulda, eh?!


jason evans said...

I'm sure you impressed the hell out of them with your bike. :)

Ben O. said...

My favorite part of this post is the description of you and the bike.

Here we get literally tons of paper mailers promoting each and every politician out there.

Ben O.

angel said...

there you go picking on the volunteers again!

laurie said...

heh. at least it wasn't Mormons. you would have had more trouble getting rid of them.

Jeff said...

At least he was polite enough to giggle, hand you a card, and then walk away. Sometimes they can be annoying.

LiVEwiRe said...

Lol, that would have been the perfect response! Elections, blech!

Terri said...

Jason - I'm going to have to work on my 'look'... go for scary rather than impressive ;)

Ben - I don't think I ever met or even saw a politician in all my years in SA, so this whole door-knocking thing is new to me. I've decided I could happily live without it.

Angel - mwahahahaha!

Laurie - Good point. Politicians are much easier to scare off ;)

Jeff - Ah, but what they don't know is that I'm quite happy to be downright rude to people who are annoying. We South Africans can be very blunt :)

LiVEwiRe - Yep - I'm all for the whole democracy/right to vote thing but if we could just find some way to do it without the baby-kissing and false smiles...!

Spookie the Warrior said...

Og you see!! I left a comment and now it's not here.... :o(

Now I can't even remember what I said. It was something quite sharp if I recall - but the moment is gone...

Anyhoo - have a good weekend!!

Terri said...

Spookie - Blogger has developed quite a taste for eating comments lately. The thought was there though :)