Why are selectmen debating over a giant doily?

Over at The Grafton Villager, Rich Price has an excellent article about hunting complaints brought by an Indian Path resident with bullet holes in his house. You may recall that we discussed the issue of hunting on public conservation land a few years ago when the town bought the Pell Farm.

But I’m not writing to talk about hunting. Rich posted the above photo on Facebook last night asking for feedback on the hunting issue (excellent use of social media, btw) and I burst out laughing.

Why the heck are the selectmen conducting business over a giant doily?

The Municipal Center conference room where most of Grafton’s conduct their business is in the midst of a renovation to turn it into a much better broadcasting studio. It looks like they ended up holding the meeting last night in the Finance Committee conference room? I’m not sure exactly why they decided the conference table needed a flammable dust ruffle, unless it was kilt night at BOS and you know what Scotsmen wear under their kilts but… ack, no.

I was so amused and enraged by the thing that, when the town administrator and I pulled up into our respective driveways at 10 p.m., I actually went outside and badgered him about it (THIS is how I abuse having the TA as my neighbor?). Tim says it was a last-minute addition since they were scrambling to get the room together, and that possibly a black version will be used in the future.

Yeah, we have a lot to talk about when it comes to hunting on public land, and hunters who can’t be bothered to obey the law and stay far away from houses. Let’s get this argument over quickly: can we just ban the use of doilies in local government?

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One thought on “Why are selectmen debating over a giant doily?

  1. Jen – the kilt comment resulted in a visual that none of us needed. Please, try to exercise some restraint in these matters. I’m afraid to go to sleep now for fear of what my REM sleep might do with that visual! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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