Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Dear Beyonce,

Actually, you’ve NEVER emailed me, much less often. Never a “Hey girl, playing a concert in Denver!” or “You should totes check out my semi-racist new hair dye advertisement lol!”

Just another ask for money on behalf of your friends, Barack and Michelle. At least you referred to them as the president and first lady, versus the other overly chipper celebrity-endorsed emails I’ve received.

*Sigh*

Tell you what – maybe I’ll chip in to hang out with you, Jay, Barack, and Michelle once my overdue rent and utilities are paid, and I can afford to buy my books for the semester. After I get some groceries, maybe we’ll see how much is left. I care less about meeting you and Jay than I do about keeping the electric on. 

You must not know about me, or else you’d know that. Truth be told, the Barack Obama celebrity campaign asks are getting irritating – especially when there’s so many of us in the same boat that it’s in constant danger of capsizing. 

Cheers, 
Meg

Dear Beyonce,

Actually, you’ve NEVER emailed me, much less often. Never a “Hey girl, playing a concert in Denver!” or “You should totes check out my semi-racist new hair dye advertisement lol!”

Just another ask for money on behalf of your friends, Barack and Michelle. At least you referred to them as the president and first lady, versus the other overly chipper celebrity-endorsed emails I’ve received.

*Sigh*

Tell you what – maybe I’ll chip in to hang out with you, Jay, Barack, and Michelle once my overdue rent and utilities are paid, and I can afford to buy my books for the semester. After I get some groceries, maybe we’ll see how much is left. I care less about meeting you and Jay than I do about keeping the electric on.

You must not know about me, or else you’d know that. Truth be told, the Barack Obama celebrity campaign asks are getting irritating – especially when there’s so many of us in the same boat that it’s in constant danger of capsizing.

Cheers,
Meg

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    Got this same email - comedy.
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    This is funny that someone had the same thought as myself when I read this. Both comments are too accurate
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    Wow that “Tell you what” paragraph is exactly the same thinking that explains why kids don’t start retirement funds....
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    So I definitely understand this sentiment, and I feel it myself sometimes when I get donation emails. I’m a fulltime...
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