Tuesday, May 01, 2007

We Cannot Be Bought

With the roles we play in our community as a city councilperson (Pool Boy) and school board member (me), we hear our share of strange comments.

Last week we had a lot of rain. One citizen is extremely upset that he got water in his basement. He complained to the city employee who works with the sewer system, and the employee politely explained that he knew people had water in their basements and they city is always working hard to prevent things like that from happening. His response was this: I HAVE DONATED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT SO I DESERVE TO HAVE MY ISSUES ADDRESSED BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE’S.

Hear you loud and clear, dude, but not understanding your rationale. And if you think you are buying some “Mr. Important” certificate or something with your thousands of dollars, sorry. Neither the school nor the city has that item for sale.