I received a phone call from a survey company. I thought the whole thing was kind of funny so, I’ll share it with you. Because…that’s the kind of girl I am. You’re welcome.
Him: (Typical greetings, salutations and introductions but we will call him Tim) I’m calling on behalf of (something or another) Pro-life group. I have four questions to ask you, if you don’t mind.
Me: (Laughing, because I was thinking about the four questions from Passover, which doesn’t occur until the Spring) Um…(Ma nishtana ha-laila ha-zeh mi-kol ha-lelot? why is this night different from all others)
Tim: (In a typical telemarketer annoying way that completely disregards vocal intonations trying to dismiss the call in a polite way) In a general type election, would you vote Democratic, Republican or Independent?
Me: (I decide to go along with this survey) Whoever is cute. (Yes, I seriously said that. I decided to fuck with him a little)
Tim: Do you vote?
Me: Sometimes, depending on how long the lines are.
Tim: Do you consider yourself Pro-Life?
Me: (exclaiming passionately because I am passionately pro-choice) Hell no! I’m pro, pro, pro, pro, PRO-CHOICE. All the way. Without any doubt or second thought. Because no one on this planet has any right to tell me what I can and can not do to my body. NO ONE.
Tim: (clearing his throat and sounding a little uncomfortable) I guess we are done here then.
Me: We were done before we started.
I hang up before him. Annoyed.
No offense to anyone who is Pro-Life but that is were we STRONGLY disagree. Forever.
But now? I’m kind of wondering what the fourth question was. I’m guessing it wasn’t “She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin bayn yoshvin u-vayn mseubin, ha-laila ha-zeh kelanu mesubin?”
Why is it that on all other nights we eat either sitting or reclining, but on this night we eat in a reclining position? (translation for all of my non-Jewish friends)
Joni Golden says
Well, if there wasn’t all that reclining going on, people wouldn’t need to worry so much about choice. 🙂
Seriously, when I ran for city council in Farmington – CITY COUNCIL – I got a call from a guy asking whether I was pro-life. I said city council members do not make decisions that affect a woman’s right to choose, so I didn’t see why it was relevant. I hung up before he could respond. But I figure he got my drift.
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