My 18 year old son is about to vote for the first time. He’s researched the candidates and is ready to influence the election, despite the Corona virus. He knows- we all know the safe practices to follow.
After being bombarded with candidate cards and smiles as we approached the voting area, it was clear little consideration had been given to social distancing. The voting lines were filled with people standing about a finger nail apart. The volunteers were huddled around the corner of a plastic card table with no hand sanitizer to be seen.
After asking for his driver’s license, a distracted poll worker handed him an unsterile, clear Bic pen with bite marks on it to sign his name on the sticker establishing that he exists. This was then followed by her giving him an equally unsanitary white plastic card to vote with. More lines. As it was time for him to vote, the bell rang as if we were at Trader Joes; and he heard a wave of applause at the announcement ” first time voter.!” And then he’s escorted to a computer screen bouncing with leftover germs from the last 3 voters. Yuk!
After Voting, he was rewarded for his bravery during this national crisis with a dollop of hand sanitizer and an “I voted today”sticker. Go vote!
She’s fantastic! Perfect song choice-Adele. Flip to MSNBC- facts, evidence, substantiated proof, Adam Schiff- Rachel has “breaking news” yet once again. Wow the singer with Blue hair is terrific! Adam and Rachel blah blah. I can’t do this Rachel. I’m not sure who disappoints me more you or Trump.
I’ve sat through so many “breaking news” moments followed by wonderful legal scholars only to watch Trump work his way around the law, lie, manipulate the media, and buy another day. I don’t think I can keep being teased that you and your Ivy League trained team can beat trump. It’s high school all over again.
The nerds are trying to demonstrate their intellectual superiority to one another. Sadly they are so thrilled by their own conclusions that they fail to see how they tend to ignore or dismiss the people they deem to be lesser than them- the average students.
And trumps team feels like they are entitled just because of being rich or appearing to have more. The rules don’t apply to them. Exceptions are made. Coaches look the other way if they are busted for drinking; or their grades don’t meet the criteria for playing in a game.
In high school, trumps team always wins. If this high school musical continues for another 4 years- I’m out Rachel-I’m watching the Voice.