Me: I don't know if we'll survive until the election.
Hairdresser: I know what you mean. The first time my husband ran [he is the president of the bricklayers' union], it was right after we got married. I thought, "If it's going to be like this all the time, I'm going to have to divorce him." He was cranky and snappish.
Me: Did it end when the election was over?
Hairdresser: Oh yes. He was fine after that. So now I know [he is about to run in his fourth election] just to wait it out.