August 27, 2007

Behind Government Lines

Justin Katz


I've infiltrated a Tiverton Town Council meeting. They attempted to delay me by placing a slow-driving woman in my path, but I persevered. I expected an attempt to drive me away with boredom, but they inadvisably postponed the actual meeting to make way for professional interviews for labor counsel. No doubt, however, they'll follow up with the minutia of the town's business, at which point my endurance will surely be tested.

But my resolve must be strong if I wish to prevent the town from driving me out of my house with taxes and fees. My secret weapon, as you can plainly see, is that I have the capability to entertain myself during the long dull stretches by posting somewhat silly commentary on Anchor Rising. I am a bit concerned, though, that my fellow citizens' lack of attendance may give me away, as my typing is conspicuous in the largely empty room.


A respectable crowd has showed up, although I should note that it's a very small room.


In retrospect, "respectable" might have been an overstatement. Given the small number of chairs put out in the first place, it would be more accurate to say that the room was non-empty.

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Geek test: I love going to Town Council meetings and only stopped when work hours got longer.

Taking notes on a laptop at a town meeting. Excellent. I'll bet you had everyone wondering, Justin. Reporter? Political opponent? Paralegal? CIA?

Posted by: SusanD at August 27, 2007 10:27 PM
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