By WhskyJack, a Trail Mix Contributor
We were out politicking a bit this weekend. One of our councilmen/wannabe Mayor was having a birthday/fundraiser. He has come through for us several times and, as he is also first in line to be our next Mayor, we attended.
But, he isn’t the point of this post. It was the band he hired for entertainment. Three old white guys dutifully going through boomer nostalgia. Not into it and neither was the audience.
As we were starting to leave they launched into a Stevie Ray Vaughn song. Mrs Jack decided to stop and listen. They were butchering it but there was enough rhythm to keep a steady beat and dance. So I extended my hand out to Mrs Jack to ask if she wanted to dance and we started. First on the crowded deck (people moved chairs and tables for us) then out on the lawn. Interesting thing was the more we danced the better the band became. By the end of the song they were doing a decent job.
As I thought about it later, a little appreciation does wonders — especially when your dream job starts to be just the same old same old.
I wonder how many of our Congress critters and elected officials at all levels start feeling the same way. None of them started out to be hacks. But everyday the same old routine and what do you get?
Hey we can’t all be Stevie Ray but with a little appreciation and encouragement maybe things can be better.
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