Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Welcome to election season.
This is one of the benefits I receive for voting in every election. I get phone calls, constant, irritating phone calls at all hours. This time it was morning, between nine and ten thirty, and it was non-stop. At least a dozen calls before finally somebody announced, "Hello, this is Blah, Blah, from Blah, Blah, we'd just like to ask you .....". I cut her off and started screaming into the phone, "What the hell is wrong with you people!? Why the fuck do you keep calling me!? Are you ........"
'Click'! They hung up again.
The problem is that it's just starting. Before November fourth I will probably get a thousand phone calls, all with mysterious caller i.d.'s from out of state. It's really terribly frustrating. I've been told that I receive so many calls because I'm a reliable voter who votes all the time. I feel so special for that. I can now add that benefit to the rest I receive for voting, like getting called to jury duty every few months, and being governed by greedy little bastards who lie about everything while they suck on the teat of lobbyist's money. Oh, and don't tell me to vote for Tea Party candidates. That's like kicking out a freeloading relative, and inviting a crazy, axe murder to come and sleep on your sofa instead. Well at least it will be over in two weeks, after I go and cast my vote for the least evil of the choices I have. Meanwhile, I can vent some anger and frustration by cursing at all the poor saps manning those phones in the boiler rooms.