I just walked in the door from campaigning and I was out dropping literature and something crazy happened.
I was walking down the street and put some flyers on a neighbor’s doorstep when I heard a yelling from the other neighbor just across the street and said, “Hey, what are you doing over there?”
I said, “I’m just out delivering a political message for my campaign.” He was gruff and he said, “Well, come over here I need to talk to you.”
I was a little concerned because he didn’t seem super happy to see me. I walked across the street and I said, “My name is Codi Galloway, I’m running in District 15. Love to hear what’s important to you.”
He said, “Well, I have a question for you. What are you going to do about the noisy jet airplanes that are flying over Boise all the time?”
I took a deep breath because I knew that my answer may not be the answer that he was going to want to hear. I said, “Well, I’m going to be honest with you. I love the sound of jet airplanes flying over Boise. My dad was an A10 pilot and that is a sound of freedom.”
Well, his gruffness immediately melted and he said, “Well, who’s your dad?”
I told him my dad’s name and then he laughed because they were actually friends and this gentleman actually had been a pilot as well in the Air National Guard and he was trying to throw me a curveball when he asked me that question. We had a good laugh and I took my photo with him and sent it to my dad and moved on.
I did learn an important lesson out campaigning today that even when there’s gruff men across the street yelling at you, always tell the truth!