Aging & Attitude
How do you stop Mitt Romney from telephoning?
On Wednesday, January 11th, 8PM the phone rings. I answer and hear a husky energetic voice say, “This is Mitt Romney.” I immediately hang up.
What is this man thinking?
Ryan Seacrest is center stage on TV and ready to say emphatically and for the eleventh time, “This is American Idol.”
Mitt is not deterred.
The next morning Claire calls with an invitation to attend a Sunday Republican rally at 4:30PM to greet, not meet the presidential candidate and his wife. I do not recognize Claire’s voice and she cannot be interrupted. This is not my friend Claire.
The former Governor, Romney must be living on a different planet, the Giants playoff game is Sunday.
As a courtesy, I stay on the line to say I have a previous engagement, but would not attend even if I did not, there is no such option. “STOP PHONING ME!” I scream into a dead connection.
The “caller unknown” phone calls continue morning, noon and night. I know it is Mitt, because we are on the Do Not Call List, although he does not leave a message and it might be Newt. I have no desire to listen to him either and do not answer.
Candidates have taken to using toss-a-way cells, it is cheaper and there is no turn around time when a last-minute rally is organized. Evidently, as with insider trading, politicians are exempt from complying with the Do Not Call laws ( 888-382-1222) and take liberty to phone citizens at their pleasure.
Although not a Republican, I registered as one for the primary. It is misleading; I give the party that.
I was registered Independent and did not switch to Democratic because that primary is a done deal and I am not really a Democratic either.
If I am not a Republican, Democratic or Independent, what am I?
An angry voter, feeling like a mother needing to scold the children and yell, “Go to your rooms and don’t come out until you can act you age and solve the country’s problems.”
Oh, “And when you come out, lower your voice.”
. . . . Just Saying