Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My duty is done

It's Tuesday and it feels like a Monday... the down side of long weekends, but then again it will be a short week!

Made our way to the polling station, a few minutes before it opened, and waited. Naturally, they opened late. They always seem to do that. As we're waiting in line for our assigned polling desk, I see the poll numbers indicated are different than those on our registration cards. There are two desks, one numbered 194-2A and 194-2B but our cards say 194-2. One of the desk isn't ready, they're taping the box in which we're to deposit our ballots and we're told they don't have their electors lists. We then proceeded to move to the other desk. They are so unbelievably disorganised, it's sad to see. Hubby blew a little gasket, when he was told by the person "in charge" that we had to be "understanding"; Hubby's answer was "No, you have to be organised! You've had at least eight weeks to prepare for this. Get your act together"

Despite not being at the "right" polling station, we were both on their lists, and did vote. It's sad to see how this is run... No wonder they lost three boxes of votes, from the advance voting, last week. Sad, very sad. But, I did my duty and can now go away knowing I exercised my acquired right... for what it's worth.

I do say "for what it's worth", because I've noticed that I and many of our friends, do no vote for someone, but against someone, and in my books, it shouldn't be like that, but given the choices it seems to be the best option... oh well. Enough politics!

I'm going for a massage later on, then finalised all that I can for my clients, and then I start packing. I don't know if it's because of age, or the fact that we've travelled a lot (according to some, but there's never enough travelling!) but the "travel" excitement isn't there yet... maybe it's also due to the fact that our lives have been so hectic lately or a combination of everything, all I know is that I'm really looking forward to crash on a beach!!

8 comments:

Brave Astronaut said...

If you want, I could probably arrange for you to vote in our election, too. There is certainly a Republican absentee ballot somewhere that could be intercepted and the vote corrected.

Now, what is this beach thing? Where are you going and why aren't I going with you? I need a vacation, too!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Yep..yep.. politics definitely seems to be the "lessor of two evils" anymore. But hey, you voted, therefore you get to complain! :D

flurrious said...

Did you tell us about this vacation before? I need to pay better attention to things.

Stinkypaw said...

brave a: I have enough voting on this side of the border, thankyouverymuch!

*whispering* You're not coming because my husband is...

pppaws: That's why I went! ;-)

flurrious: I might of mentioned it here and there, but not announced it. You're doing good, no worries!

Marius said...

I think that is one of the reasons I'm so excited about our upcoming election. I really like Obama. I'm sure he'll prove to be just another part of our screwed up system once in office, but for right now I'm allowing myself a glimmer of hope.

Enjoy the beach. :-)

jason67 said...

Have a good trip!

Annake said...

I want to go on vacation too!!!!!!! ;-)

I feel the same way about voting. Now it just seems to be more about who we find the least repulsive. Pretty sad.....

don't call me MA'AM said...

I keep telling my husband we need to GET AWAY soon, before I lose my mind. It's not good for humans to be THIS busy.

Wishing you safe travels and bon voyage! I'd tell you to have fun, but that would be silly. Like you're not going to have fun unless I tell you to do so. ;-)