REALITY?: Susan for President?

Well maybe someday, but not yet. I can start small.  Driving up my hill this morning I noticed the usual proliferation of political signage that I am so staunchly against.  I started reading them.  Big difference this year: the office of First Selectman is up for grabs for the first time in about 20 years.  No one’s ever run against Teddy, either within his own party or from any opposition. The names I’m seeing are unfamiliar except for one, a neighbor, a young mom who’s also a customer at my shop.  Everybody seems to be throwing their hat in the ring now that the position’s wide open.

Hmmm.  You don’t have to go through one of those humiliating interviews where everyone sits across the table from you.  You don’t have to take a typing test or try to find your own way out of a building when the doors you came through are locked against you.  You don’t have to struggle for the right answer they’re waiting to hear so they can happily scribble in their notebook that you got it.  And you don’t have to smile and laugh quietly and appropriately–though maybe you should learn how.  Forget trying to please that one panel member whose cousin’s up for this job, or anyone else who refuses to make eye contact because they know this is just a formality. No resume. No letters of recommendation.  No trying to convince them you’re still supple and fleet on your feet and they’re likely to get a decade more out of you–they’re only looking for two years at a time.  No prior experience necessary but you need a firm and positive approach. I can get bossy I think. And you gotta please the majority of the town populace.  I’m a liberal-thinking conservative registered Democrat.  How’s that for aiming to please?

Wonder how much the job pays?

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4 Responses to REALITY?: Susan for President?

  1. steve says:

    This is going to be savage fun. Go for it.

  2. susan says:

    Wouldn’t it be a hoot? I’d insist on being called Selectman too. Unfortunately, with elections only a month away I think that once again I’ve daydreamed while the world continued by.

  3. Now that’s the way to get a job. I’m secretly hoping you go for it!

  4. susan says:

    Actually, since nobody else wants to hire me, and I’m sort of well known and liked in this town, and since my history dictates that it’s easier to start my own business, a new magazine, etc., why not run my own town? (they never did reply to an application I put in once for secretary to the First Selectman…)

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