Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: I help Primo with a fundraising email but he doesn't like my edits

Primo: What do you think of this fundraising email? [That he is writing for his campaign]

Me: I think it's too long.

Primo: But I need to say all that!

Me: You need to get to the point.

Primo: I am a man of many words.

Me: I know.

Primo: What should I do?

Me: [All the copyediting and writing advice]

Primo: No!

Me: If only you knew someone who wrote for a living.

Primo: What?

Me: Like - what if my whole job were to figure out how to write about boring things in a way that would make people want to read the copy?

Primo: Oh yeah.

Me: What if I actually knew what I was talking about?


Primo: I showed the email to [his communications guy]. He says it's too long.

Me: Huh. Who knew?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: What makes a person a weirdo?

Me: Did you get a chance to email [that person who wants to volunteer] about going to that governors candidates' session on Tuesday?

Primo: I wrote one but haven't sent it.

Me: Why not?

Primo: Because I wrote it at 3:00 a.m.

Me: So?

Primo: I didn't want him to think I am some weirdo who writes emails at 3 a.m.!

Me: But - you are some weirdo who writes emails at 3 a.m.!