Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce that I am officially running for the office of governor.
Great! I’m glad you’re pleased. When will you be making the announcement?
I just did.
No, you stated you were pleased.
Yes, I’m pleased to announce my candidacy.
Well, you stated your pleasure regarding the announcement.
Yes. Yes I did.
Fine. Very nice. When is the announcement?
That was it.
No it wasn’t.
I’m afraid I don’t quite follow you.
Don’t be afraid. It’s not that frightening.
No, I mean… wait, what?
Do we need to start over?
Maybe that’s for the best. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce…
Oh, great. This shit again.
…that I am seeking the office…
Screw it. I’m out of here. Call me when you make the actual announcement.
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