“So, how were the sessions?” Scotty grinned and leaned forward as though waiting for some juicy secret.
“You know I signed . . . ” Mike started, in a tired voice.
“NDA, yeah yeah. I didn’t ask what they were about, I asked how they were. Are you going to make all of New Eden happy?”
Mike sighed. “Ever been to a buffet? All you can eat and a huge spread of choices?”
“Sure, tons of times.”
“Ever been to one where you liked every dish being offered?”
Scotty scoffed. “Of course not. If there are lots of choices then I am sure to find some things I don’t like as well as lots of things I do.”
Mike nodded. “When you come away from the buffet, do you bitch about the things you didn’t eat or revel in the things you did?”
Scotty opened his mouth and then closed it, nodding. “I see where you are going with this. All those sessions were the buffet. But residents of New Eden are prone to . . . “
“Yup, even if they don’t have to eat it. We made and looked at lots of things, something nice for everyone, I reckon. But when the news comes out each person will focus on all the stuff they don’t like as opposed to the good for them things and they will blame the waiters. We’ll hear questions about why we made shellfish when that time could better have been spent on pastries”
“You being the waiters? Your council?” Scotty asked.
“Oh we help and maybe I am stretching the point a little but we take orders and relay how they folks want the steak done but we don’t get to set the menu. That comes from elsewhere. But people tend to blame whoever is in front of them and waiters take a fair amount of grief as a result.” Mike shook his head and grinned. “Thing is, I do get a chance to look in the kitchen and talk to the chefs. Maybe keep them from adding too much garlic or not enough pepper. I try to make sure medium rare ain’t still mooing. They been known to ship a few things that were a bit too raw, before.”
Mike leaned back in the chair and grinned. “How was it? It was a lot of work by a lot of people. HUGE turnout by the delegates and well attended by the powers that be. Thanks to one guy we called ‘Bro’ we should have news of what was done out much much faster than last time. In short? It was good. But most folks will be mad about something”
When the minutes come out will you focus on what you want or what you didn’t want?
Do you honestly EVER expect an expansion in the future to answer just your concerns and make the game perfect, just for you?
Yes, there are things coming I don’t like.
Yes there were times when I disagreed with other people on BOTH sides of the table. Odd phrase since the table was an oval.
And yes, after all of this . . . I think I will run again. CSM9 I mean, what sort of an election would it be without me? Eh?
fly it like you won it