The Mattress and Obamacare: A Teachable Moment, By Rose Rauschkolb
The Mattress and ObamaCare: A teachable moment
It was time, so off to Sears hubby and I went to purchase a new mattress. We wanted to apply a credit to the purchase and this took the expertise of several clerks to work out on the computer. During this process, they remarked that each had had their hours cut and would not be in the store on certain days.
I asked, “Was that because of the ObamaCare law? “
“Oh, I don’t think so. I don’t think that ObamaCare health thing passed.” one Clerk replied.
Then I said, “Oh yes, it did pass! The Democrats passed it when no one was looking… at 11 o’clock on Christmas Eve 2010, first year Obama was in office … before the Republicans took over the House of Representatives the following year. It’s been the law of the land since 2010 and just now being implemented.”
The Clerks looked at each other and back at us. “I didn’t know that,” “said one. “Neither did I,” said the other. They stopped still.
YIKES… two ‘un-informed’ voters! They looked like deer in the headlights. Whack!
I continued, “Well, a lot has happened since Obama got elected and we are just starting to see the results of his big-government policies of ‘Change’.
“Huh,” muttered one. “Yeah,” murmured the other.
To wrap up the lesson and get on with the mattress purchase, I wistfully and slowly said, “Ah yes… elections are important… they do have consequences. “
It was a teachable moment.
You too can help wake up the apathetic and un-informed voters… one by one, day by day! Take advantage of small teachable moments at the grocery store, the post office, restaurant, exercise club, hairdresser, neighbors, etc., etc.
How? Gently and with a kind and polite voice drop one ‘thought’ into their heads. Then leave it. Don’t overdo it… avoid the soap box. Just leave them with one thing to think about… to start their mind motor moving. Yes, you can make a difference in the 2014 elections… one little conversation at a time.
The question is… will you help? Please don’t be silent. Silence is consent.
Rose Marie Rauschkolb – November 7, 2013