Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) wrote,
Joseph Abbott

I have voted

The polling place moved from the Boy Scouts hall to an office a block away. The quarters were significantly more cramped than in the Boy Scouts hall, and I actually had to wait a couple minutes for a machine to open, which I usually don't. I'm not sure whether this is a function of higher turnout or fewer machines (possibly both).

My reading today, as always on this holy day, is from the book of Goodwin, as told by the prophet Stout:

The most interesting incident Tuesday morning was my walking to building on Thirty-fourth Street to enter a booth and push levers on a voting machine. I have never understood why anybody passes up that bargain. It doesn't cost a cent, and for that couple of minutes you're the star of the show, with top billing. It's the only way that really counts for you to say I'm it, I'm the one that decides what's going to happen and who's going to make it happen. It's the only time I really feel important and know I have a right to. Wonderful. Sometimes the feeling lasts all the way home if somebody doesn't bump me.

(khaosworks relays another perspective, from the book of Jerusalem told by the prophet Ellis...)
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