26.4.11

First Impression Fail: The Sequel

I know that I may have poo-pooed the current Canadian election but MAN, it's giving me SO MUCH to write about that I kinda want it to go on FOREVER (I kid, I kid).

Yesterday was a beauuuuutiful day here in somewhat rural New Brunswick and I took advantage of the sunny warm weather to dry my clothes on our clothesline (one of the rural-living benefits being outside-smelling clothes…loves!). With my back to the driveway, the boys started barking like crazed cujo-ites so I whipped around to tell them to quit it when I saw a little blonde woman coming towards me. We don’t get many visitors, so seeing her startled me (that and I may have been gearing up for a slight swear-fest for the boys as they’d been driving me crazy all day).

She came up to me, remarking on the sunshine and how nice it was to be able to dry clothes outside. Here’s how the rest of it went.

Lady: “I’m the Liberal candidate for this constituency.” She hands me a folded up paper.

Me: “Okay.” I took the paper.

Lady: “All right, well have a nice afternoon.” Then she turned and walked away.

Me: Reads top of page to find candidate’s name. “Thanks Kelly.”

Lady: Turned around and waved.

Well if you’re an AVID reader of this blog, you’ve probably guessed that this was the SAME woman who has the WORST campaign photo ever.

*shudder*

Our entire interaction lasted for approximately eight seconds, where she didn’t introduce herself, her platforms, or offer a description on the piece of glossy white paper she’d handed to me. Shaking my head at her social ineptitude, I finished hanging the laundry and then took a moment to look at the propaganga-laced paper.



I would like to point out two things: the first sentence (granted, it’s a run-on and lasts for the entire second paragraph) and the all-capped-bolded sentence at the bottom.

“My goal over the next several months is to be able to meet with you in your home or business and discuss specific issues that need to be addressed whether it be agriculture, fisheries, the gun registry, senior or concerns of the less fortunate and at the same time provide you with some of the knowledge I can deliver as your representative in Ottawa.”

Really? You do? Well you came to my house, Kel, and didn’t ask me one darn question about my issues. I'm all for listening to what candidates have to say, but this statement and the lack of her action makes her a big fat liar-face (not a good start in politics...just sayin').


GOAL FAILED


“I WANT TO KNOW WHAT OUR ISSUES SURROUNDING THIS RIDING ARE SO THAT I CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE REPRESENTATION IN OTTAWA.”

Really? You do? Again, you were AT MY HOUSE yet didn’t ask me a single question OR even tell me your name. Also, I don’t appreciate the use of BOLDED ALL CAPS because it usually implies that whatever is ALL CAPPED is VERY IMPORTANT. Clearly, my issues aren’t important to you, so the all caps should be removed.


GOAL FAILED


All in all, Kelly-the-Liberal is 0 for 2 with me…all by her own hands no less. Quite a feat really. 


Whomp, whomp. 

2 comments:

Laura Darling said...

I think someone needs a new campaign manager!

Aren't outisde smelling clothes the best? Love that!

jennie said...

Oh Laura - truer words have never been spoken! (in both accounts)