Me: Checking Caller ID, seeing "Private Caller:" Hmmmm. Maybe it's my friend, the public defender, calling to have me pick up her daughter after school.
Picking up phone: Hello?
Voice: Hello, this is XYZ Inc., and we are conducting a brief survey. If the election for school board were held today, would you be more likely to vote for Pat Jones or Chris Smith?
Me: I don't care, my kids are in private school: I don't know.
Voice: If you knew that Chris Smith sent his/her/its children to private school miles away, would you be less likely to vote for him/her/it?
Me: WTF? Ummm. No.
Voice: If the election for mayor were held today, would you vote for Female Unknown Candidate, or Current Incumbent?
Me: That's easy--current incumbent is a long time friend of ours, so even my Republican husband has agreed to a DFL sign in our yard: Current [DFL] Incumbent.
Voice: If you knew that Current Incumbent had raised your property taxes every year he has been in office, up 38%, would that make you less likely to vote for him?
Me: spotting the political bias at last: No.
Voice: Thank you. This survey has been paid for by the Republican Party and not by any individual candidate.
Me: Oh, reallllllllllly?