Should I be?
2 weeks ago I got an email from her campaign stating that the first 40 people to donate a 100 bucks or more gets a ticket to go see Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello up in Albany this past Saturday...And it was my B-day, so of course I gave 100 $ and got 1 ticket for myself (Couldn't even afford that one, let alone 2 for DH and I). Then I get another email saying that she's hosting a pre-concert party for us and she'll be there with her DH too.
Ok, sounds awesome. I get to finally meet the lady I volunteered for and for whom I helped get elected with my efforts. Cool. And I get to see Dylan and Elvis (sigh, I love him). Super Cool.
When I arrived at the party she was there hanging out with a very close circle of people and seemed to know them pretty well. Hugging, kissing, then in deep conversation. Ok, her friends are here. That's cool.
But there was a whole crowd of other people who donated and were completely cut off from her. I mean there were only 40 of us if that many. Everyone was in their own quiet little pairs anxiously looking around the room...It was weird.
Then I decide to stop being a wallflower and get this party started right, start mixing things up, get a grove on...So, I go up to her and interrupt (gently) her and her pal, tell her that I wanted to introduce myself before we go to the show. She then goes on to tell me that she remembered me from the campaign...Um, no, I never met her...That was awkward...I'm not that great at lying, so I had this incredulous look on my face...Then she intros me to her DH, I then turn back to her and she moved away back with her pal into a corner to chat some more...WTF??
If I was a congresswoman, who's trying like hell to hang on to a very coveted seat, I would NEVER have acted so F-ing rudely! She ignored all the people she didn't know personally!
I would have engaged with obviously like-minded people who happen to also be her constituents! I mean, you don't have to spend all night with them, but at least chat up a little convo, am I wrong here?
My DH said she was probably drunk...but I'm not so sure...
Then she went on to leave during the middle of the Dylan set
: How can you leave in the middle of Dylan? He was awesome!
I never really liked politicians and every time I'm around them I'm always disappointed... Am I viewing this wrong?
Well, thanks for letting me rant. It feels good to get this all out!