County Mayor Tim “Big Dog” Burchett, in his never-ending effort to ensure that anyone he comes in contact with develops carpel tunnel syndrome, will hold another fist-bump, meet-n-greet with residents on Thursday (that's in two days, bub).
The 6 p.m. event will be held at the South Knoxville Senior Center on Martel Lane, an area of the city/county typically treated like a red-headed, booger-eatin' stepbrat. The mayor held a similar gathering on July 7th at the Fountain City Library Branch and no one attended. (So, does that count?). And another last week at the Cedar Bluff Branch Library and only 3 ½ folks showed up, if you count the kid.
The good spin doc – county communications manager Michael Grider – says the poor attendance must be because no one has any complaints, since they give residents – or as the press release calls them, “constituents” - a chance to “speak individually with Mayor Burchett about issues that are important to them.”
Personally, I think it's because people fear the fist bump.