02 May 2008

a goobernatorial phone call

me: hello?
caller: hi, I'm calling from Acme Poll, and I have a couple of questions for you about this year's gubernatorial election.
me: okay
caller: first, do you consider yourself to be a republican or a democrat?
me: neither.
caller: okay, by that do you mean you're an independent, or...?
me: no, I just don't affiliate myself with any one political party
[at this, I can practically hear him panic over the fact that there's nothing in the script for this answer]
caller: uhh, okay then, one last question: who do you plan to vote for in the upcoming gubernatorial race?
me: Christine Gregoire
caller: correct
me: (laughs) correct?!?
caller: oh, right...uh, thanks for your time!

1 comment:

nectaryne said...

This made me laugh out loud! I am in a statistics class right now and we are always sharing stories of data collection gone wrong.