Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Day in the life of a legislative staffer
Constituent A: blah blah safety net blah blah redevelopment money blah
Nora: *nodding, taking notes, making sympathetic noises*
Constituent B: We know things are moving quickly with the vote coming up Thursday, and..."
Nora: I understand. And?
Constituent B: Do your shoes have whiskers on them?
Constituent B: And are those ears?
Nora: Ah, well, yes, they are.
*Entire group is now staring at my feet.*
Constituent A: They're mice!
Nora: They are. They are mice. They were on sale. And seemed whimsical at the time.
Constituent C: They are whimsical.
Constituent D: I think I see their noses.