Do You Like Me?
Um, like, NO!
How do you answer that question, particularly when it’s an email subject?
This isn’t the first time I was asked this question. Waaaaay back in elementary school secret notes inquired about friendship allegiance and boyfriend prospects.
But I digress, for the real reason I mention this is, I started thinking about political candidates. And the way they stalk us, as voters.
The robo calls are underway, the pamphlets are flapping in the wind, the radio and television airwaves blurt pundit possibilities, and the internet is overflowing with political posturing.
What if a ballot just asks, “Do You Like Me?” with two boxes, a YES box, and a NO box.
And why not play around with the order. Sometimes the NO box is first, and then the YES box.
Mix it up a bit, to ascertain if people are observant. (If the Sock Fits, Put a Shoe on it! Was another mix-it-up idea of mine – if you missed that one, read it here.)
Since I’m clearly dreaming, let me throw down another idea: make town hall meetings about the people. More switch ups.
Seat the everyday Janes and Joe’s on the stage talking about what needs to be done. Fill the audience with the candidates. Remove NO from the table and see what compromises come to light.
Right after the inauguration, I shared about a book I’d read, by Bob Burg. He pointed to the high road filled with WIN-WIN situations.
We sure could use some YES – YES scenarios. My book recommendation is in the post …Today’s the Perfect Day to Step Onto the High Road…
Oh, I know, that won’t work, because there are too many of us and too few of them.
Hmmh, what did I just say? We outnumber them?
My thoughts, today. Hope they’ve generated some of yours.