Monday, August 25, 2008

Sam Bennett Gave Me Her Phone Number

On Saturday night, I took a little trip to the Blue Valley Farm Show near Bangor. Tinkerbell, a regular reader, had entered her daughter in a baby picture contest. I decided to stuff the ballot with pennies and nickels.

Yes, it's voter fraud, but I'm a Democrat. It's what we do.

Now I only had one clean shirt left, a gigantic orange T-shirt with a big hole in the armpit. But who the hell would notice that in the slate belt? I might actually be a bit overdressed because I still have most of my teeth. I rambled on up to Angle country in my rusty Jeep and was walking all over the place in flip flops and my tattered big orange shirt.

I fit right in.

Well, I ran out of change at the baby picture display pretty quickly, so I figured I would get something to eat, and pour all my change into the selection of baby #64. I got a big, greasy cheesesteak loaded with fried onions, sauce and hot peppers. In the course of trying to eat it, I spilled about half of the sauce and onions all over my bright orange shirt.

Who the hell cares? Nobody even knows me up there. I threw the change into the slot.

Well, it wasn't quite enough change, so I decided to get a taco salad, too. As I walked away with it, some little brat banged into me, knocking those chopped tomatoes and little pieces of ground meat all over me. Now, little flies were following me as I shoved the change into the slot.

I was going to leave for home and take a shower, but saw waffles and ice cream. I had to get some of that, too. As I was putting the change into the slot, stuffing the ballot, I heard someone shout out.

"Bernie O'Hare!"

I turned around, and it was LV congressional candidate Sam Bennett. There she was with an aide, not campaigning at the Blue Valley Farm show, just like she was not campaigning at Musikfest.

I had just finished a week of pretty tough posts about her candidacy, so my first instinct was to run like hell. But that sauce, taco chunks and ice cream had slowed me down. So there I was, cornered like a big orange slob.

To make matters worse, Northampton County council member Charles Dertinger was with her, too. I slammed him at least once last week.

I was expecting a lecture or worse, but Bennett was actually very nice to me. She even told me where to get a really good Lutheran sausage sandwich. She also gave me her cell phone number and told me to call her. Her campaign finally started including me in their press releases, and she told me that was her doing. I believe her, too.

As she left to not campaign, she shook my hand, saying, "Nice seeing you." Her aide did the same thing. "Nice seeing you." Dertinger just looked at me and said, "Seeing you."

Deringer was probably a little miffed because I kept calling him "Charlie" and he prefers being called "Charles." Also, I'll bet Sam didn't give him her phone number.
I called Sam today and this is what I got.
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11 comments:

A.J.C. said...

Is it possible that Bennett and her crew are ignorant to what you've been posting?

Bernie O'Hare said...

AJ, Sam may not have time for tour de blogs, but her staff has been talking and commenting to me back channel.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Did you see my fourth place Jalepenos and First place Yellow Tomatoes?

Patsy Ramsey said...

aNybody who enters their kids in a baby picture contest, beauty pageant or whatever you want to call it is an idiot.What kind of parent wants to do this....somebody who is INSANE !!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Patsy,

I don't understand or appreciate the name-calling. One of my best friends entered a pictue of his sone in a baby picture contest at Giant. He ended up winning $10,000 in college money. I think you're a tad off the hook here.

Anonymous said...

You make it sound as if people from the Slate Belt are inferior as to your comments "Now I only had one clean shirt left, a gigantic orange T-shirt with a big hole in the armpit. But who the hell would notice that in the slate belt? I might actually be a bit overdressed because I still have most of my teeth." I take issue with your opinion of us in the Slate Belt and demand an apology. And after you do that, please don't come back here again.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Lighten up. I know quite a few people from the slate belt and they are mostly good people. This is how they describe themselves. Of course it's an exaggeration. I'm sure you have most of your teeth, too.

Anonymous said...

He was just being his ignorant self.

Anonymous said...

i am reminded of that episode of "seinfeld" when elaine gives a guy her phone number which she sees on a passing truck.

Joe Hilliard said...

Anon 9:28, good point.

Bernie, did you try it yet? Maybe she gave you a fake number like Elaine.

Not that anything like that ever happened to me in my single days....

Joe Hilliard said...

Anon 9:28, good point.

Bernie, did you try it yet? Maybe she gave you a fake number like Elaine.

Not that anything like that ever happened to me in my single days....