Mom sent me this text message this morning…

Paulie! The entire country needs your services! Our President called for a ‘brainstorming session’ regarding the budget crisis. Can you give him a call? Mom

brainstorm text from mom

By ignoring Mom’s request, wouldn’t I be breaking the ‘honor your mother’ rule?

Shouldn’t I also honor my country by offering my services?

I texted back to Mom…

I’d even be willing to do it pro bono publico if I could get a referral from the President.