My mother taken in by the US Election fever signed up to receive notifications from the Obama campaign.
Since then she has received notifications on a daily basis, and is particularly pickled with the ones that come signed, Barack Obama.
Today she calls me, breathless, excited; talking so fast that I can barley understand what she is saying.
Somehow I discern that she received an email from Obama saying that if she donated $30 in the next half hour, she would receive a flight to his victory party. Thus she was calling me to make a donation on her behalf (she herself would never dare trust her credit card to an online site.)
She insisted that the ‘donation’ could count towards her upcoming birthday gift, and that she would take me along for the ride.
Here’s what the email really said:
Mother Putz --When you look back on Election Day years from now, you'll tell your friends and family that this was the moment you helped make history.You could also have a story to share about how you were right in the middle of it at the big Election Night event in Chicago.You could be one of 5 first-time donors to go backstage on Election Night, as long as you give -- in any amount -- before Sunday at midnight.If you're selected, you and a guest will be flown to Chicago, put up in a hotel, and given a front row seat to history.And if you make a donation of $30 or more today, you'll also receive a "Change the World" T-shirt:
We aren’t even American!