Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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March 15, 2013

The pain and torment of L.I.D.

(Continued)

Oops. There it goes again; Indiana dysfunction rearing its ugly head.

Finally, the results of this poll were based on telephone interviews. That means people were making those random calls that most normal people have blocked, avoid, or have the good sense to curse and hang up when they receive one. That's what normal people do.

Therefore, let me put forth the theory that this poll is based on the opinion of morons. These people sat down and took the time to rate various aspects of their lives on a scale of 1 to 100 for complete strangers who randomly picked their names out of a phone book. That is not something that people with normal functioning brains would do. You don't share that kind of thing with strangers on the phone! You post it on the Internet for the world to read.

Never fear, my fellow L.I.D. sufferers! Soon it will be spring, although much later than that furry, little, soon-to-be-stew critter told us it would be, and the Hoosier funk will dissipate. Our L.I.D. won't be back until August when we just want to pop someone in the nose for smiling and saying, "Is it hot enough for ya?"

- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book "What's the Point?" available at booklocker.com. Contact her at btodd@tds.net.

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