Thursday, April 8, 2010

What To Say?

There is a possibility that FLG will get to meet President Obama in the near future. The little number-runner in his brain has set the odds at about 50-50. If this occurs, then FLG puts the odds that he will simply say, "Nice to meet you, Mr. President" and be done at damn near 100%. FLG simply respects the office too much. Also, he actually doesn't have a bad opinion of the man. Just policy disagreements.

However, he's leaving the comments section of this post open to other suggestions. Serious or sarcastic.


The Maximum Leader said...

I have met a few US Presidents. I am with you, you have to be respectful of the office and show some decorum. When I got to shake hands with Jimmy Carter once I went with "It is nice to meet you Mr President." There isn't much more you can do in that situation. If you have a moment to chat respect and thoughtfulness should win the day. I was a gushing fanboy when I met Ronald Reagan.

George Pal said...

Muster up all the woebegone you can and say “brother, can you spare a dime”. But by no means do you break into the song - he may misinterpret it as not funny and you may end up as the next Joe the Plumber.

Withywindle said...

"Have you read Hayek? Not Selma."

arethusa said...

Ask him where he learned to throw a baseball. Or whether he can name any baseball players. At all.

Or, you could just say you voted for him and you think he's doing a bully of a job.

Anonymous said...

FLG, you have to be very careful with asking this President a simple question. Simple questions yield 17 minute, 2,500+ word inexplicable responses from this guy.

A good Presidential question would be and I'd love to hear his thoughts -all of them- on the subject is,

Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?

If you don't want to go the Presidential route, and desire to be a memorable moment in his life yet still properly reverential, when our POTUS puts forth his hand to shake yours ask,

Handshake? Why don't I get a bow?

Mrs. P

arethusa said...

Ooh, I second Mrs. P's last suggestion!

The Ancient said...


(And it has the additional virtue of being certain to linger in FLG's head until the very moment of the handshake...)

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