Patients suffering with entitlement syndrome have a tendency to visit Neiman Marcus to select expensive articles of clothing, then leave the store without paying for the selected articles of clothing. Mary Hayashi feels she was entitled to the articles of clothing.
Another symptom of entitlement syndrome displayed by Mary Hayashi was to seek appointment to the vacant seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, formerly occupied by Nadia Lockyer, who resigned. Mary feels that she is entitled to the vacant seat.
Because Mary Hayashi remains in office despite her conviction for misdemeanor shoplifting, Mary feels she is entitled to whatever is out there, anything and everything. Government and community is hers. She is entitled to it all.
The vast majority of voters in Mary Hayashi's District have called for her to resign from office and to never again seek election to another office. The Contra Costa Times has called for Mary Hayashi to resign, no fewer than three times in three separate publications, that I can recall.
Mary has never publicly come forward to explain her entitlement syndrome. In a public statement, Mary Hayashi's Lawyer explained that Mary has a brain tumor, indicating that the brain tumor may explain the entitlement syndrome Mary has.
California Assembly Speaker John Perez was understood to say, because Mary has admitted her mistake and said sorry, she remains a fully validated elected member of the California Assembly in good standing. Speaker Perez, like Mary, has ignored voters calling for Mary's resignation.
But, you know, Speaker Perez suffers with entitlement syndrome too. It is a sad state of affairs with a lot of our elected officials. The longer they serve, the more they are exposed to the dangers around them that engulf them with this entitlement illness.
Unfortunately the cure for entitlement illness is elusive. For Mary Hayashi the cure is hidden in District 18. But she is not up for election, and currently is not asking anyone to vote for her. So, the cure for Mary is really elusive, because the cure for entitlement illness is to run for an elective office and be defeated.
However, there is an over the counter cure. It must be self administered. It is relatively inexpensive, depending on one's perception of course. For Mary Hayashi perception is fleeting. The over the counter cure is called RESIGNATION. Mary, buy it. Caution Mary, don't shop lift it. A second conviction will put you in jail.