Tuesday, September 23, 2008

To Vote Or Not To Vote

Well, Ches your safe for now. My son didn't pass his test. He had one small boo-boo. Actually he did very well, but for the red light he almost ran. That was an automatic failure. Poor kid, he was so upset with himself. Well, we have it rescheduled for the 11th of October. I'm sure he'll do much better.

It's that time of the year again. Voting. Ugh! I am so tired of all the political calls and commercials etc. But I do have a cute story to share with you. My daughter is 18 this year and I asked her if she had registered to vote. She replied that she wasn't going to vote. She said she didn't know anything about any of the candidates. I told her there are ways to get information and she should vote on what's important to her. I told her if I don't know anything else about the candidates, I vote pro-life. That is what is important to me. She said if she voted one way then her boyfriends mom, Cindy, would be mad at her and if she voted the other way then I would be mad at her. I told her that she didn't have to share with anyone who she voted for. She said that Cindy would drag it out of her. Well that pretty much ended the conversation. A couple of days later there was some political literature in the mail that I had tossed on the kitchen counter. She happened to glance at it and the fireworks started going off. Apparently it was something about hunting rights being taken away. She was hollering that no one was going to take away her right to hunt! That's not right! etc, etc. She made quite a scene. That's when I told her that she needed to vote to protect what is important to her. I think she is going to register. LOL. I'm a little disappointed that she found that more important than right-to-life, but I did find it amusing. I hope all of you vote this year.


Barb said...

My son turned 18 last year on October 29....the school election was the very next week, so he made a point of registering, and going to the polls to vote for the school levy. In fact, he did it all on his own, before his dad and I had even gotten home from work that day. We were so proud of him! He wanted to make sure the levy passed because the computers at the school were so old and outdated. Anyway, the levy passed, and being a senior, he didn't personally reap the benefits of the levy. Then he left home for college and we are left to pay the higher taxes! (that's okay, we've always supported education!) He is now working on getting his absentee ballot so he can vote in this election.

Libby said...

oh, peach, this is PRICELESS!!!