Let me start out by saying… this is and always has been my favorite time of year. I can be heard singing or humming Christmas Carols from the moment I wake til the moment I lay down my head to sleep. And I may complain about going shopping, but I do love the decorations, the Christmas Music playing everywhere, and the unusually upbeat temporary holiday seasonal workers that actually say with pride “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. But today was different. I spent most of the day under the supervision of medical techs from special fields of expertise, so I had ample opportunity to talk to medical providers and patients alike. My purpose to engage people was two-fold. First I wanted to spread some cheer. Second, I wanted to see how strangers felt about Obamacare. I soon found out that nobody wanted to talk about it. Talk about the weather, or the fish in the tank at the Doc’s office, or someone’s recent hip replacement, no problem. But talk about anything political and the conversation was soon steered in another direction.
Maybe now I know why. After eating a relaxing meal at one of my favorite steak joints I came straight home to catch-up on the news of the day. I should have stayed at the restaurant and had a few more Beers. These are headlines I picked-up after 60 seconds of scanning for news. Sixty seconds! I may have to save my humming and singing until tomorrow.
P.S. Bah-Humbug (just for tonight).