Prior to the presidential election, I decided to support my candidate by making a donation or two to his political party in relation to his campaign. I was proud that I put my money where my mouth was and pleased with the results. Now, the election is long over and, like a deadbeat relative, the party continues to ask for money. All the freakin' time.
Party: Um, can you spare a few bucks. I'm kinda short this week.
Party: Hey, remember how you gave me money a long time ago and how great that was? Yeah, I need more.
Party: You know, I wouldn't have to ask for money if the other party wasn't such a jerk. *cough*
Party: OMG, have you heard what [opposite] party is up to? Are you outraged?!!! You should be!!! We won't let them get away with this. Give me money and I swear we'll stop them.
Party: So, um, anyway, I don't need a lot of money...
Question du jour: Ever feel like you need a restraining order just to get rid of someone/something that seemed like a good idea at one point?