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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Surprise Day, Surprise Day...

Oy. Emails are a-flying. Meetings are being held. Things are being said.

Every campaign for anything that I've ever been in has much the same smell. The particular flavor may vary but it's always in the same components, like a recipe:

1 issue, with at least 2 sides
ulterior motives
money
tempers
stubborness
disgust
careful wording
intrigue
indignance
righteousness
correct procedures
lies
culprits
victims

I'm sure there are many more, but these are what strike me. I've been in one campaign or another since 1987. All kinds of causes, but the same recipe for Things To Get in an Uproar About. We've all been doing it for years. It's a system. Emails, calls, real mail, meetings. Rousing the troops. Make jokes, sing songs, wait. And you never, ever know if all your time and trouble will work for you. From any side. Anything can happen and it usually does.

Maybe this is how my Dad's gambling jones comes out in me. ;)

2 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The ingredients of a whirling swirling dust devil of mayhem. The interesting thing about dust devils is that when they meet a brick wall they fall to pieces. Now all you need is the ingredients for a brick wall.

Austan said...

Lawless- Fortunately, our homes are made of brick. Huff and puff they will, anyway.