City Hall Elevator Rumblings #10
Rider #1: It worked again!
Rider #2: Are you talking about the council approving a tax rate higher than what Irving’s Capo of the Lubbock Mafia had built in the budget and recommended?
Rider #1: You bet. This is the second year in a row the Capo has informed the council that step increases could not be included in the budget. See, he knows that the council will bend and break to keep them in there so that the council looks like knights in shining armor. And all the while, the Capo relishes in that he has pulled another fast one and gotten all that he originally wanted in the budget.
Rider #2: He certainly negotiates better than than Brer Rabbit asking not to be thrown into the briar patch. The funny part is that it’s the council who ends up full of thorns and plucked by the tax paying public. Now that’s chutzpah.
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