Friday, June 24, 2011

I'll Take "Misunderstood Politics" for $500, Alex...

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting my local Social Security office. I always enjoy seeing my tax dollars at work, mainly to make sure that they are, in fact, being wasted and I'm happy to report that they are.  I had some personal business to tend to that I had been putting off for quite some time and I ended up having to make three separate trips over the span of about two weeks.  On my final visit, I couldn't help overhearing a conversation between two of my fellow taxpayers.  The topic?  Politics....always a crowd favorite.  I'm going to do my best to recount the conversation below...

Man:  "So who do you think was the worst president?"

Woman:  "Probably Clinton.  He cheated on his wife."

Man:  "Well, that was Hillary's fault.  You know she couldn't have been a real lovin' lady."

Woman:  "No matter.  Obama is the worst.  Big time.  I heard Congress ain't even gonna let 'em run   again."

Man:  "What?  Why not?"

Woman:  "Cause his birth certificate ain't real.  He was really born in Africa or somethin'."

Man:  "Naw...he was born in Hawaii."

Woman:  "Whatever.  He still ain't legit.  Hawaii didn't even become a state until 1975 or somethin' like that."

Man:  "Well, whatever the case may be, he's gotten us in the money pickle we're in right now by messin' up the interest rates.  I can't even buy a tv without having to pay 20% interest!"

Woman:  "I heard that!  I can't even put new siding on my mobile home because everything's so dern expensive now.  If I'd known all this was comin', I'd stayed livin' at my momma's."

Man:  "I sure hope we get a good feller in office next time to save this broke-down economy."

Woman:  "Yeah, me too.  I don't even vote anyways.  Waste of my time."

Man:  "I don't vote either.  Haven't in about 20 years."

It was at this moment, I thought, that somewhere in the world Jeff Foxworthy's head was exploding.

3 comments:

drue said...

Love it! You are an excellent writer!

Jane said...

That is pretty awesome. I may need to start using "Monkey Pickle" in my vocabulary. Love it!

sward said...

I LOVE it!