As the gentle reader might have surmised, we took a quick break and enjoyed part of the holiday weekend up at the northern castle. As might be expected, a lot of other people also took advantage of the beautiful weather for one last summer getaway.
While up there, I stopped by a neighbor's house to pay a visit. I found them outside with another couple who turned out to be new neighbors that had recently retired and moved up to their cabin to live.
The old neighbor, Neighbor 1 (N1) introduced me to the new couple and told them that I live in Milwaukee and am a social worker. It turned out that the woman (N2) had been a social worker in Washington County.
The conversation went something like this:
N1: Ya, Chris is a social worker for Milwaukee County. But they are having a heckuva time down there with that Scott Walker screwing everything up.
N2: Who's Scott Walker?
N1: I don't know too much about him, except what I see on the news or read in the paper. All I know is he's pretty much an a**hole and he wants to be governor. But he keeps messing things up in Milwaukee.
N2: Oh, now I know who you're talking about. Didn't he drop out yet?
Me: [...] (I couldn't say anything. I was too busy laughing.)