See, Monday morning they called after our family had come back to town on a red-eye flight from San Francisco. When they asked for me, hubby asked who was calling. And then they hung up. Yeah, thanks.
Two days ago they called and I told them the baby was crying and we were sitting down to dinner. The girl apologized for interrupting, and we hung up.
Yesterday I realized I was going to have to talk to these people, to at least have my name removed from their list. I recognized the number on the caller ID as the same e that had been calling each day, and I answered the phone. I found out the caller was the Democratic National Committee (or something along those lines…you get the drift).
The gentleman calling went right into telling me about how much we’ve all suffered with Bush, and saying that McCain would bring us more of the same misery. After tossing around a few political buzzwords about recession, military actions and doom and gloom, he asked for my ‘help’ in getting our democratic candidate into the White House. To be specific, he wanted $100 of my help.
I told him I didn’t have income (close enough to the truth). He started sympathizing with me about how rough the job market is for all of us. I was tempted to tell him that I didn’t work outside the home as a CHOICE, and I was staying home to raise my daughter as I saw best. Instead I decided to save my breath. He was annoying me too much to try and further engage him in conversation.
As he stuttered and attempted to ask me for some ‘help’ of a lesser dollar value, I asked him to please remove my name from their call list. I told him that I was tired of hearing from them, and my husband was tired of being hung up on. He tried to assure me that IF my husband was hung up on, it was an accident. Yeah, right.
I was thinking afterward about what bothered me about the call. I am a registered voter, and registered as a democrat, so I might have been somewhat supportive of their call. I think I figured out the two things that bugged me most:
- The mudslinging. If he said anything positive about Obama, other than in comparison to Bush or McCain, I didn’t hear it. I don’t watch much TV of any informational value (unless you count What Not To Wear). News shows depress me, and for the rest of this year, I HATE the negativity surrounding the campaigns. Please don’t bring the one thing I’m avoiding into my house.
- Not once did he ask me to vote. If he’s that confident of his cause, all he should have needed to do is be sure that I planned to get out that and cast my intelligent vote with the right candidate. He only wanted my money, not my true support. Bummer.