Janet: Oh, Mr. Obama, it’s really so wonderful to meet you! I can’t tell you how excited I am for your campaign. Before I forget, this here on my right is my dearest friend Luanne—
Luanne: I just got a perm.
Obama: Ahh… very nice…
Janet: And this is Marilyn. She just loves you!
Marilyn: Janet, ohmigosh. I can’t believe you said that.
Obama: Well, it’s lovely to meet you, ladies. Thanks so much for coming out to support—
Janet: We were so excited to meet you that we got you a gift. Marilyn, did you bring the tea cozy? The one we got at Mervyns? I want to give it to Barack here.
Marilyn: I, uh, I’m sorry. I’m just a bit overwhelmed.
Janet: Marilyn, now is not the time. I’m so sorry, Barack. How was your flight? Marilyn, will you please check your purse? MARILYN.
Marilyn: My purse? I don’t even know what that is. Is it warm in here? I think I need to sit down or—
Obama: Honestly ladies, you really didn’t need to get me a cozy. I have plenty—
Janet: No, it was our pleasure… MARILYN, GET THE DAMN COZY OUT OF YOUR PURSE.
Marilyn: I’m a… I’m a… Oh lord…
Luanne: So you really like my perm, right? You’re not just saying that.
Janet: Luanne, he doesn’t care about your perm.
Luanne: But you said that he would.
Janet: I think Mr. Obama is a very busy man, and he doesn’t need to comment on your hair.
Luanne: You said he would like it. You SPECIFICALLY said that.
Janet: I know what I said, Luanne. Let’s not raise our voices. I’m so sorry, Barack.
Luanne: You’re lying, Janet. And you know it.
Janet: You know what, Luanne? Why don’t you just go back to the car, okay? Here are the keys. Just take them and just… just… get out of here.
Obama: I’m sorry, I really have to get going.
Marilyn: I LOVE YOU.
Janet: Marilyn!
Luanne: Screw this. I’m going to Olive Garden.
(Photo courtesy of the New York Times)