Working the Crowd
Two candidates for political office inadvertently scheduled simultaneous
campaign rallies in the same park of a small New England town.
After a lengthy round of speeches, the candidates worked their
way through the crowd--shaking hands, kissing babies and beaming
Suddenly, the skies opened and it began to rain.
One of the candidates fled to take shelter in a nearby restaurant
along with half a dozen regulars.
The other candidate, however, continued to move through the crowd--shaking
hands, kissing babies, etc.
"That man's persistence," observed one of the natives, "sure
makes it easy to know who to vote for."
"Yep," another native agreed. "Sure can't see myself voting
for a moron who hasn't the brains to come in out of the rain."