Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote Acqui Here

I suppose Little Chick led the way with her patriotic Halloween costume. We didn't plan to coordinate with the presidential election, she's actually wanted to dress as the Statue of Liberty since summertime. But it certainly felt relevant on Friday night. Now, normally I am passionately a-political, but even I will confess to catching some of the Election Day spirit today.

So I arrived at my polling location with my camera.









But I quickly learned I was breaking the rules. Apparently you are not allowed to take pictures within 100 feet of the ballots. Que? A fellow patriotic outlaw tried to help me sneak a quick pic.









Once inside the actual voting room I decided to be inifinitely more well-behaved. I noticed a poster on the wall with instructions:

SPIT OUT GUM.
SIT ON THE FLOOR QUIETLY.
ASK BEFORE USING THE RESTROOM.


Curious. But I dutifully spat my gum in the trashcan and I was about to plop down criss-cross applesauce on the cold floor (in a dress!) when, like any good American, I started to question authority.

"Uh, why do I have to ask yall to use the restroom?"

The volunteers fell into a heap of laughter. Obvious to everyone but me, the poster was a permanant part of the after-school program at this recreation center.

For some reason they still let me cast a vote for President of The United States of America.



1 comment:

Autumn said...

GAH! I totally should've asked before I plopped down... I sat there until the bell rang this morning... sigh....