Steph: Hello. How may I help you?
The Candidate: I would like your vote.
Steph: Really? Why should I choose you?
The Candidate: Because I am the best. Believe me.
Steph: Are you really? I am unaware of your qualifications. Who said so?
The Candidate: I am telling you to believe me.
Steph: Hmm… Will you work to help improve ABC or XYZ?
The Candidate: Perhaps, if it those things are in my best interest.
Steph: How do you consider the opinions, needs, reality of your challengers? And those of their supporters?
The Candidate: I do not agree with them. I will not consider their needs. I will ignore their reality. They will bend to my will and feed my appetite for glory.
Steph: What do you plan to do if you are elected? Do you have a plan to achieve your goals?
The Candidate: Of course. I plan to do lots of things. Of course, they all may not be of concern to you directly.
Steph: Of course. Tell me about your plan. Does it include ABC? Have you considered XYZ? What sets of data did you resource for your study? When? How? Why? Who? …
The Candidate: Oh, well, we don’t need to go into such detail. You just need to trust that when I get into office, I will work to protect the interests of my constituents.
Steph: You will? I am one of your constituents. Will you work to address my concerns?
The Candidate: Well, I can take your concerns under consideration. In the meantime, how much can you donate to my campaign? May I count on your vote?
The featured image for this post is a sketch I created for one of my posts written in 2011. Read “Sideburns are dark, scripted comments about character.”
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I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6. Day 6 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 and today’s prompt is: Feature a guest – a guest post / an interview. While I did not secure a guest writer or interview a real person, I outlined the high points from what I perceive the eternal interview with the candidate from hell. #writebravely #writetribe #festivalofwords
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