Time remaining for Primo to collect another 300 signatures for his nominating petition: Ten days
Number of signatures it is reasonable to collect on a weekend day when you are not facing a primary challenger who is covering the same territory you are: 40
Number of signatures it is reasonable to collect on a weekday when you are not facing a primary challenger who is covering the same territory you are: a lot fewer than 40
Campaign manager: That's unethical! You can't do that!
Me: Um. This is POLITICS.
Primo: He's right.
Me: You guys do know how non-politicians see politicians, right? We think you are all lying jerks. Not you, Primo, but the generic You Politicians.
CM: Primo. You cannot just put your name on the ballot and then not campaign.
Me: But - if he campaigns for the primary, we will have to skip our vacation in July.
Primo: We can move the dates to August instead.
Me: But I don't want to go in August!
[Yes I know I am being childish.]