I’m not famous. I don’t have a lot of money to donate to campaigns. No potential Super Bowl contender will sign me to a contract. I won’t be winning a major award anytime soon and I don’t ever plan on running for political office. Needless to say, the chances of my family ever meeting the President are less than slim.
That hasn’t kept me from wondering what it would be like if we did have such an opportunity. My family, like all families, has its quirks, and I am sure those quirks would be on full display when it came time to shake hands with the leader of our country.
Will Smith’s family recently met with President Obama. Jaden Smith was warned by his father that he was not to ask the President a certain question. In fact, Will Smith had warned his son that asking certain questions was “not cool” and was “embarrassing.” As has been the experience with my children, that warning went unheeded.
Jaden Smith interrupted the President with the intent of asking about the presence of aliens. The President humored Jaden and proceeded to “neither confirm nor deny” whether the government had discovered the presence of extraterrestrial life.
I’m sure I could write a list of 100 things that I would be worried about if my family was given the opportunity to meet President Obama, but these are probably the Top 10 Fears:
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