Mariah Carey. Katy Perry. Rhianna. Kanye West.
Whatever your taste in music, you have to admit, all of the aforementioned artists have experienced major success. They’ve had multiple songs and albums shoot up to #1, sold out arenas and other large capacity venues, while playing to thousands to adoring fans. Oh, and they’ve made more money than most of us can imagine.
Another thing they all have in common? Crazy and diva-like demands.
According to a Business Inside article, before Mr. West performs he requires 1 box of toothpicks, 1 bottle of hot sauce, but not just any hot sauce. It must be Tabasco, Caribbean type and also, can you pick up 4 six packs of Heineken? Mr. Kanye West absolutely needs those as well.
Similarly, Katy Perry requires an “arrangement of pink fresh flowers,” 6 vitamin waters, plastic drinking straws and freeze dried strawberries before singing one of her chart-topping tunes.
Well, Katy and Kanye better move over and make room for …Todd Rokita? Seriously, he’s one needy guy and apparently, driving around the Indiana congressman requires an 8-page memo.
The memo details everything Rokita has to have in order to properly serve his constituency. For instance, if you’re going to chauffeur around Rokita you better have “the football”, an assortment of items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, bottled water, napkins, gum and hand sanitizer.
Also, you mustn’t engage in useless, “unnecessary conversation” with the congressman. Unfortunately, he just doesn’t have the time. However, as the memo stipulates, you are allowed to talk to him if you’re asking to remind him to bring his phone and wallet. Another situation where talking to his highness is permitted is if you are telling him about turns or sudden stops on way to his next speaking engagement.
While most could have anticipated that performers like Rhianna and Taylor Swift would have outrageous and absurd demands, to hear something similar of a congressman who “works for us” is absolutely ridiculous.
Why do we tolerate, adhere to the demands of someone like Kayne or Katy Perry? They sing a favorite song of ours, entertain us, and do so at a level a very small percentage of the population can, oh and we’re willing to pay premium prices to watch them do so.
What does a congressman do? They vote and give speeches…and let’s not forget the all important hand shaking.
Any idiot could be a congressman. Don’t believe me? Just look at some of the people Congress today.
My ultimate point being, congressmen can be easily replaced and for someone to “require” everything in the document is insane! Not only that, the man is seeking a promotion. Oh and get this, his campaign’s slogan is “Defeat the Elite.” Yes, you read that right, the man who has the demands of a Grammy-winning artist has the balls to call other people elite?!
Defeat the elite indeed, congressman.