Why it pays to attend council meetings...

I've sat through enough town hall meetings to know why people - especially students - ask why we bother (a question I readily concede I have asked myself a number of times).

Here's a good example of why it is worth it.

Some elected members have a tendency to forget they are speaking in public forums and suffer from the something that  can afflict us all - the-foot-in-mouth-syndrome.

And sometimes we are grateful they suffer such lapses.