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Date: 2004-08-30 10:00
Subject: OMG - I hung up on the President!
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We were already running late when the phone rang this morning. Expecting the caller to be our boss with a question about the changes Gabe put into production last week, I answered. I heard "Hello, this is George W. Bush," and immediately hung up the phone. And then thought OMG — I just hung up on The President!

It took me a few minutes to convince myself that I had hung up on what I thought I was hanging up on, namely, a recording. Even so, I had a momentary panic, wondering what I'd say if George W. himself called back to berate me for having hung up on him. Would I say, "I'm sorry, I thought you were a recording" and then preempt whatever it was he wanted to say by asking him to support gay marriage, to reverse the policies that are adding to the national debt, to support stem cell research, and to take a positive step for peace rather than our current war on terror, in which, face it, we attacked the wrong bunch of folks. Or would my mind lock up and leave me completely speechless?
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alpaca princess: duke-skates-thumbsup
User: renniekins
Date: 2004-08-31 13:08 (UTC)
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You tell it, girl! Too bad he didn't call back.
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User: kevinnickerson
Date: 2004-08-31 14:53 (UTC)
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The last option. At least I would.

Well, maybe I'd just rant: "Vote for you? Are you even dumber than I think you are?"
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AerynSun: David tongue
User: peach1250
Date: 2004-09-13 18:09 (UTC)
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I hope you'd have said all of the above and then told him he was an idiot. ;-0
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2004-09-13 18:57 (UTC)
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LOL — I'd like to think I'd say all that, but I have a feeling it'd go like the conversation I had with the D.A.R.E. folks when they called to ask for a donation. My first reaction was to gently decline to contribute, but when the caller refused to hear my no as a no, I started to get mad. Then he made the mistake of asking me whether I "wanted children to learn the truth about drugs." I went off on him at that point, asking if they were really going to teach the truth, or just the party line.
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