We’ve Voted

I dropped off the ballots into one of those boxes awhile back. Finally, we received the postcard confirming the receipt of our ballots so it’s now official. That’s a good thing I guess even though my college kids wanted those stickers that you get when you actually go to the polls. You know the ones, right? The ones that have a little flag on them and a sticky back that say, “I VOTED TODAY” that you used to get when you actually voted.

It was strange to me to instead fill in the bubble of my choice like we did when we took those standardized tests in school. You remember those don’t you? With the teacher there telling you to make sure you filled in the complete bubble so that your answer would be counted? Except this is in black ink and not number 2 pencil.

Times have changed, haven’t they? Just another challenge that the Virus added to our lives. I think I’ve had enough of it though…haven’t you?

I don’t get political here ever. It’s not my cup of tea and it’s such a heated subject everywhere these days, especially today. So please don’t do it either on the post because honestly, I don’t care who you’re voting for this year. It makes no difference to me because I’m all about who you are as a person and not who you’ve chosen for President. I have had enough of hearing about friendships which are breaking up because of who someone votes for – seriously? But yes, it’s true. Sad, but true.

It’s a madhouse out there these days. I don’t know why I even wrote this post, but I’m going to just hit publish and pray that bloggers aren’t that type of people. Surely, I’m not, so I hope that you aren’t either.

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9 Responses to We’ve Voted

  1. I think this year it goes beyond politics. Like you said, the choices we make show who we are as people, and because of that, I have let some friendships go because there is no way to justify their behavior/choices/decisions.

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  2. LA says:

    You wrote this people you’re a rational, caring person who doesn’t understand how people, supposed adults, are acting like bullies

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  3. scr4pl80 says:

    We did get those stickers on the sheet with our mail-in ballot, which we took to the drop off box in front of our local city hall a few weeks ago. Got a text that they received the ballot and it will be counted. That’s all we can ask for. Crossing fingers along with everyone else that we just make it through the next few days without the whole country falling apart.

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I used to be that teacher who gave those number two pencil tests. By the end of my career, those were gone and had been replaced by computer tests. There were very few multiple-choice questions then. Most questions required children to type an explanation of how they solved a problem.

    I have a strong opinion about the election this time, but I don’t waste energy trying to convince someone that my opinion is any more valid than there’s. It seems like a giant waste of time to argue with people on the Internet, and I don’t want to lose any friendships over politics, so I usually keep my opinions to myself.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Pete, me too! I don’t argue with anyone about politics because we all have our own opinions and I believe that we can live in harmony and still keep our opinions even if they may be opposing. On a broader spectrum, I just find it interesting how the fill in the oval reminded me of being a kid with those standardized tests. I bet you were a kind, caring teacher! Because that’s how you come across when you blog.

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