Friday, August 26, 2011

ER #2

City Hall Elevator Rumblings #2

Rider #1: These budget hearings and sessions are starting to get me down.

Rider #2: Don’t tell me! It looks like the mayor is being texted her questions and comments from Daddy Deep Pockets. Then, you have “The Mouth” droning five minutes asking just one question. And don’t forget all the firemen in the audience lighting a blaze under the seat of the Newbie to have him fill their shopping list.

Rider #1: Do you think they will figure out where the "squirrel" hid all the bucks?

Rider #2: No way. Don’t forget all the 6-Sigma smoke screens in place. Also, faking removal of the salary step increases will help slide a tax increase through like butter on an August sidewalk. After all, what politico wants to face a mob of angry city employees at election time? We’re almost home free.

A note from counsel: These “candid” elevator conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles. Mark Holbrook