Saturday, July 11, 2009

Somewhere in the Panhandle....

During my drive across the Texas Panhandle, in a tiny town whose name I can’t remember, I entered into an interesting conversation. I’d stopped for gas and something to drink, and when I approached the counter to pay I overheard the clerk and another woman discussing their health insurance woes.

This is a subject dear to my heart (The Man and I are both self-employed, so we pay through the wazoo for coverage), so I began to commiserate. “This may make me unpopular in this part of the country,” I said (expecting cold shoulders), “but I’m really hopeful that President Obama will improve things for all of us.

“No,” they replied in near-unison, “we’re all about Obama.”

Lesson: appearance can be deceiving and hope lives everywhere.


Sarah said...

Interesting.Over here, from what I can gather from conversations with friends,Obama is seen in a very positive light. He seems to be a very good man with a vision.Let's hope we are proved right! S

ps thanks for your comment. xxx

Elise said...

I agree totally with Sarah. The number of people I've interviewed in recent months who all cite Obama as the one person that they most want to spend time with.