My sister is running for a position as a local public official. When she mentioned it a few weeks ago, I jumped on the idea, offering to be her campaign manager, her marketing manager, her road crew, whatever. She looked at me oddly, "Uh, yeah. I mean. Sure, you can come."
"Great!" I said with a little too much enthusiasm.
I called her yesterday, "Hey, so what time? Where? I have it in my notes but I just want to confirm. Should I organize a parade? Catering? A band?"
She relayed the info but still seemed a bit confused at my over-the-top support - especially since the only person I am usually concerned about is... um... me.
I've got a few, um, 'things' I 'may' or 'may not' need cleared. Uh. Maybe a few parking and speeding tickets? Oh, and uh, maybe she could get rid of that little public records item that comes up when you Google my name? And if possible, an exemption from property taxes?
Sure, she can't do much about it in the office she's running for but she's certain to work her way to some sort of position of power. I'm investing in my future by jumping on the wagon now - that way, she'll be less likely to see my evil intentions later.
You thought I was concerned about social responsibility? Honor? Service to your country? A sense of community? Sisterly love?
AHHHH HA HA HA HA!!
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a campaign to manage.
Best of luck sis. ; )