Recently I got an email from a politician informing me that he was FURIOUS! I know this was beyond his usual irritability because he used all caps AND an exclamation point! This guy was really torqued off.
Now obviously he was furious about the opposition party, but fortunately he had a solution for his wrath: just send him money. Who knew it was so simple? A guy is furious, foaming at the mouth, and all I have to do is click on DONATE.
I’ve noticed it’s that way with politicians in general; no matter how badly they feel, a tenner from me will set things right.
The thing is, it’s never enough. No matter how good your donation makes them feel, they want to feel better. Like Prince’s mother, they are never satisfied, and no wonder. They have it all backwards. The Bible says that it is better to give than to receive. If politicians really want to feel good, they should send money to me.
“I’m furious, and I need your help. Can I count on you to accept a donation from me? Just click on the amount – $10, $25, $50 – and I will send it to you right away.”
Now something like that would really make me feel good. And if they make it a recurring contribution, I would feel even better. In fact, I can cut out the middle man and donate directly to myself. Hey, I feel better already.
“Oddities only strike ordinary people. Oddities do not strike odd people. That is why ordinary people have a much more exciting time, while odd people are always complaining of the dullness of life.”
G. K. Chesterton