The question, “What’s your number?” has been floating around my office today. People proudly offer their number – 398, 543, 853, 959. No, we aren’t huge sluts… We just exercised our right to vote. I was number 299 this morning. I got to the polls at 7:00 am, and walked out around 7:45 am. The line was long, but no one complained. We all patiently waited to cast our vote, fill out the ballot, and make our voices heard.
Funnily enough, one of our warehouse guys was also number 299 at his polling place this morning. What a small world! Other neat coincidences include the fact that my uncle was just in front of me when I arrived to vote this morning. The few people between us kindly allowed me to cut, and we chatted the entire 45 minutes. Invariably we will all be sitting in front of our televisions tonight waiting with bated breath as the numbers slowly filter in from across the states. This is an American tradition that we should not take for granted.
I hope that you are also doing your civic duty today and voting for the candidates that you support.
If not, I hope that you are planning to keep your mouth shut and quit complaining for the next 4 years. Strike that. I hope that no one reading this fails to go out and vote today. We ALL need to participate in this amazing opportunity to elect our government. People fought and died for that right. Cherish their gift.
VOTE! Get your sticker. Then come back here and tell me what your number was.
- Vote!!!! (maylanascloset.com)
- Girl Power at the Polls! (lipstick-chat.com)
- A Note on Voting (theyouthcaucus.com)
- We Interrupt This Blog for An Important Message: Go Vote (freshrivervalley.com)