Today I did my civic duty and voted. Some people view the task with disdain, but I am a fan of voting. I love the little power I have to dictate whether someone gets to work in Washington or not.
I was at the voting polls at a fire station near my place. When I walked out a lady approached me with a clipboard. She said she was from the Seattle P.I. and wanted to ask me some questions. She first asked me about my race, income, sexual orientation, etc. She then started drilling me about who I voted for and why. This took awhile and she was snotty through out the thing.
Her: Did you vote for xxxx?
Me: Why yes. Yes I did.
Me: Cause I felt they're the best candidate.
Her: Nice answer. You don't have to be sarcastic.
Me: I wasn't being a smart ass. Sorry if I came....
Her: Never mind. Did you vote yes or no on ballot measure xxx?
Me: I voted xxxxx.
Her: Now why would you do that?
Me: Cause I thought....
Her: Forget it.
Her: Now I guess I know how you voted on this ballot measure.
Me: You're quite the sage of the polls.
Her: Yeah. Anyways now assuming you voted xxxx why did you vote that way?
Me: Cause I want more nudity on HBO!!
She thanked me for my time and bothered someone else. I've actually used that line on other annoying pollsters, but I think this time got the best reaction.
I came home and turned on the TV watching the election results. My roommate Kris came in and asked me how my day went.
Me: I just went and voted and harassed a snotty pollster.
Kris: Awesome. I voted absentee and wrote in Tad (our other roommate) for most of the positions.
Me: If he wins I'm so kicking your ass.
Kris: No way. If he wins every second Monday would be free ice cream day.
Me: That would rock.
"I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me." - Davy Crockett