Setting: Sister E trying to convince a class of disinterested and cynical students that writing to politicians might be a worthwhile activity.
(students rolling eyes after explanation of assignment)
Teacher E: You know, I felt like you guys too. But when I was in elementary school, I wrote a letter to the President, and you know what? I got a letter from Ronald Regan back!
Disinterested-and-Cynical-Student: OK, and who (pause) is Ronald Reganbach?