… They actually managed to delay me by involving my extended family in the plot. My brother-in-law’s mother-in-law is moving, and we claimed her washing machine; of course, it had to be taken this evening (of course). But they are too tricky by half, because they moved the school committee meeting from the high school library to the high school auditorium, making them visible by the entrance as I pulled in.
I will say that it’s more difficult to lurk when you’re one of five people in the audience in such a large room. (Especially when you sit beneath the American flag before the pledge!) Perhaps some of my fellow interested townsmen just haven’t found their way over from the library (or perhaps some of them were diverted toward the cheerleader practice that I can hear through the exterior door).
Truth to tell, with the teachers’ union still without a contract, I expected at least a slightly larger crowd. A similar expectation may be what led them to move to the auditorium in the first place. (Although I haven’t seen an itinerary.)
Maybe I’ll be home early.