The Obama Obsession : A Drama in Three Acts
Act One: Preparations
The Scene: Spousal Unit and Stewgad are at home when the phone rings. A friend has invited them to tour a historic house that he has just purchased and is renovating. Spousal Unit hangs up the phone and our heroes start to prepare for the journey.
Stewgad: I wonder what the weather is like today, and consequently how warmly will I have to dress the Gadlet? Have you heard?
Spousal Unit: Nope.
Stewgad: OK – I’ll check.
(click, clickety, click, tap, tap.)
Stewgad: Oh – a bad cold front is moving through along with some snowfall for the whole [region we’re in].
Spousal Unit: Wow. I hope it doesn’t hurt Maine.
Stewgad (utterly bewildered): Maine??
Spousal Unit: Yeah, a storm could really impact the turnout.
Stewgad: Maine?!! Your first thought was Maine??? We’re about to go out and take our child into the tundra and your first thought was Maine???
Spousal Unit (sheepishly): Yes, well it is a caucus state, so it is really important for Obama to have…
Stewgad: (Rolls eyes and groans.)
Act Two: The Tour
The Scene: Historic House Under Renovation
Friend: So this is the house. Here is where the historic kitchen was. Now we’ll move through the hallway into the upstairs apartment.
Spousal Unit: Wow, this apartment sure is great. What a great view! From here you can even see the Obama headquarters!! (Turns to Friend) Can I witness for you about my feelings for Obama?
Friend: (Mumbles uncomfortably and changes subject.)
Stewgad: (Groans and rolls eyes.)
Gadlet: (Takes opportunity to spit up into her snowsuit, onto her mother’s wool coat and, splat, onto the newly refinished historic oak floors.)
Act Three: The Drive
The Scene: Our heroes have just gotten into the car. It is quiet until Stewgad speaks.
Stewgad: Wow, that was really a great house.
Spousal Unit: I don’t think Friend likes Obama.
Stewgad: Oh. My. God! Is that all you think about?? I don’t think I can survive this election season! Can’t we talk about anything else???
Spousal Unit: Yes, we can.
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