Last night before a rehearsal a woman, age 47, said she had a question for me about Obama. I am the director of this group and it is at a church, so it is inappropriate for me to talk about politics.
I said, “I’m not an expert on Obama, and I really shouldn’t talk about it here.”
She said, “It’s just a small question. I heard that he doesn’t put his hand over his heart when he says the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Okay, here’s what I wanted to say: “WTF?? What is wrong with you?? That is so old! Do you read the paper? Do you listen to the news? Do you listen to anything or read anything about current events? Are you telling me that you were about to vote for him, but this would be the deal-breaker? And why, exactly? Why do you care whether or not a person puts his hand on his heart??”
I said, “That is a myth.”
I thought she was going to ask me about something important.
I had already lost my temper to some other person in this group because of her extreme right-wing positions. I had always kept my temper until this one day when I told her that if Sarah Palin ever becomes present “IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT!!!” I had to apologize to her and everything. So I was extra-careful last night.