Oh dear, this is a hard one to write…or maybe I should say…a hard one not to write. If I really let go and say what I think, I’d probably be fired! With Election Day just yesterday, I’m quite sure the political ads are still fresh in your mind. The intervals between one type of election and the next go fast and furious and don’t give us much time to recover – a little like the holidays (which are now fast approaching).
May I be crass and say I’d love to have the money that’s being poured into just the ads alone for any election, but I think getting the ad money from this one current election would pay off my mortgage, as well as those of several of my friends and maybe provide my bucket-list trip to Ireland (maybe theirs, too).
I don’t usually get many phone calls from those working to get the politicians elected because I typically have my phone disconnected when I leave to visit my kids and that discourages or confuses them (and sometimes friends too), but having said that, if it is going to ring, it will ring just as the plot thickens in one of the new fall TV shows. If not watching TV, I will be eating hot food. But then again, answering the phone gets me hot under the collar but my food doesn’t have time to get cold because I slam down the receiver that fast! Election calls are right up there on my temptation list to be nasty.
Have you noticed that most of the political ads are knocking their opponents…and to sound really, really sincere, they almost whisper their nasty remarks? Come on, don’t tell me what other politicians did not, or could not do, tell me what you at least hope to do. Frankly, I get the impression that as sincere as anyone new running for office might be, they get so caught up in how to fit in with other politicians (like second grade) after they get in office that they are immediately influenced to “roll with the rest.”
O.K., so I probably just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, but I hope that all of you and your neighbors and friends either voted at your local polling place yesterday or sent your vote in by mail.
Having said that, I’ll end with May God Bless us all because we sure can’t count on the politicians.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, is offered at most Internet book sites. A print edition may be obtained from Amazon, or you can order an autographed copy from the author at Box 1040, Congress, AZ for $7.95 plus $3.50 for postage and handling. The fourth edition of RVing Alaska and Canada is available through Amazon.com.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”