You’re standing in an endless line waiting for your turn on the Dumbo ride. It’s high noon in Orlando, Florida – mid-sweltering July. It’s been an hour and twenty seven minutes of hell-fire scorching agony and just when you think things couldn’t get worse, your 5 year old looks up at you from where he’s wrapped around your leg like a sweaty boa constrictor and with his cotton candy lips informs you that he’s gotta “go.”
Hey, don’t be embarrassed by your emotions..Disney can bring out it’s own unique version of the “dark side.”
To add insult to injury, you’ve probably been watching guests with “fast passes” zip right on by the long lines and jump onto the same rides you’re waiting an eternity for. You are starting to rethink the wisdom of not forking over the extra dough for these front of the line special privileges.
Oh well, no one to be mad at but yourself.
At least you knew the pass was available and you had the choice to buy one.
Contrast this to our politicians who seem to LIVE in the “fast pass lane.”
Whether it’s the head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, asking for seven (!!) tickets to see Hamilton for a “girl’s night out,” “free” trips and meals, hob-knobbing with celebs, private jets, sporting events..
or even more concerning, the “get out of jail” pass that our public servants are able to use to get themselves out of seemingly ANY trouble..right before they either quietly retire to a full buffet of benefits..or..run for president..
I mean seriously, ever wonder why these folks never want to give it up and retire to the beach?
Perks and passes folks… perks and passes.
When it comes to our political class, it’s not just two sets of rules, it’s quite literally two different lanes.
And let me tell you, for the average American sitting in the heat and smog of a backed up, backwards, back-logged, bogged down system, (DMV, IRS, FDA, EPA anyone?) nothing makes them angrier than watching these politicians whiz on by the messes they create.