I got home today and had four new answering machine messages--how exciting! And then even before I got to listen to them, I got another phone call. A kid. He's asking if I am going to vote tomorrow. "Of course". Do you know the polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm he asks me? "Yeah". He continues on, will you be voting in the morning or afternoon? "Who cares, I want to say?" But I'm too polite, I answer him because he sounds kinda young and nervous.
And then he reads off his paper in a robotic voice...I'd like to thank you for answering, for your time and I'd like to thank you for voting. I giggle. It sounds so silly. Polite, but yet kinda ridiculous. Okay sure, you are welcome kid. Now stop already...
Are there really people out there unaware of the fact that we vote tomorrow? Or people who won't exercise their right to vote? Come on folks, stop your complaining and do something!
Vote. Make your voice heard.
Oh yeah, those exciting messages on the machine? All political. All recorded. All impersonal. Seriously? Leave me alone, please.... I hate politics and political ads, I'd even go so far as to say that I am not a political person. But voting...well that is pretty much a no brainer.