Yesterday I came home from running a brief errand. I was alarmed to see see 6 messages on my answering machine. Immediately I thought, "Something is wrong with one of the kids! It's the school nurse calling!" Never mind that the "school nurse" concept is a little dated. My kids are young adults, and if something were wrong they'd call me on my cell phone.
No, it turned out that my calls were from Andrew Cuomo, Mike Bloomberg, Ed Koch, Rob Astorino (our county executive) and Susie Oppenheimer (state government). Later I found out my friend Kristina got a call from Obama, and I was duly jealous. Given that this was less than an hour's worth of political robo-calls, you get the idea of what the full day is like for all of us. Enough already.