Meanwhile out in the real world…

I’ve just picked up today’s papers from a dairy and commented as I passed them over to the young bloke serving me that these are interesting times politically.

He replied, “What’s happening?”

I pointed to the front pages of The ODT, Press & Southland Times I’d just handed him and others on the counter in front of him with their respective headlines: PM Moves to Control Damage; PM Forces Peters to Step Aside; and Peters Goes Quietly Despite Still Claiming Innocence.

The young man said, “What’s he done now?” and then, “Are there elections this year?”

5 Responses to Meanwhile out in the real world…

  1. […] 30, 2008 by scrubone Clearly not a blogger! I pointed to the front pages of The ODT, Press & Southland Times I’d just handed him and […]

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  2. Mr Dennis says:

    This is the big problem with politics – it is voters like this young man who will decide the election outcome. How do you reach people who aren’t interested?

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  3. […] decides the election August 30, 2008 — Mr Dennis Homepaddock has an excellent illustration of the problem every political party […]

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  4. It’s not as if they get any civics toilet training in schools. They get lectured on sex ed and drug propaganda but not public service. No wonder we’re breeding a bunch of idiots. Wait til they get called for jury duty. Heh.

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  5. poneke says:

    Obviously not everyone is single-handedly fighting the election campaign 24/7 on their blog. Good on him.

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