An overheard conversation…


I had to check in the Novelty Inc. vender at the store yesterday. One of the products he was taking back was a container of “Election Pens.” As we counted them for credit, he said, in a rather surprised manner:

“More McCain pens sold than Obama pens. Are there more Republicans up here than Democrats?”

A customer who’d been looking on–a guy in his mid-forties who travels over two hours a day, round trip, to work in a mill several towns over–snorted and answered:

“Nope. But only the Republicans can afford to waste $4.99 on a fucking pen.”

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

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