Why does voting have to be such a pain
I usually feel a great sense of patriotism walking down the street ... but then I got to the closer to the voting facility. I immediately recalled what an awful process this was two years ago, and clearly nothing had changed. Allow me to go on a non-sports rant in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
First there was the cute girl outside handing out fliers to tell me who to vote for ... "Here you go (with a smile), vote for these candidates." In my possession was a disgusting excuse for political paraphernalia that insulted my intelligence, conveniently listing a few choice candidates on one side of the ballot. Oh yeah, never mind my previous beliefs, I'm going to change my vote now that the cute girl told me so. Ugh
Then of course there's the long lines (which today were about 10x shorter than two years ago) because a disturbing lack of efficiency and technology. It is not 2006 where I'm able zoom in on any street in America via satellite, but I still have to use a pencil a punch a chad. This is the equivalent of football still having 4 70-somethings manually operate the first down marker and chain. Ugh
And then there's the nosy fellow waiting outside hoping you'll tell him who you voted for today. For starters, I'm certain you're not even going to write down accurate information. Secondly, why would I tell you anyway? Ugh.
There's more, but I'll spare you. Maybe you even had a great experience at the polls today, who knows. One thing is for sure, the process should be far more pleasant than it is. However, there are two thing I can smile about ... 1)this sweet new sticker I have 2) waking up tomorrow knowing I don't have to hear how so-and-so candidate was grounded in fourth grade.