Yes, I too am jumping on the election bandwagon today...but there are just a couple of funny/scary stories that I feel I need to share with the world. (Side note: I voted early because I knew I wouldn't have time to get to the polls today...just in case you were wondering if I was bitching but didn't actually do anything...yes, I did my civic duty, so yes, I can bitch.)
I was in the cafeteria today and was talking with a co-worker named H while I was heating up my lunch in the microwave. We were talking about voting, voting early, etc. and she made this statement, "If it is still raining when I leave here, I am not going to vote. Or if the line is really long, it's just not worth it." I shit you not people, she really said this. It took EVERYTHING inside of me to control my face and keep my big mouth shut....but seriously? Seriously???? If she was a democrat I would have pitched a fit, but she's a staunch republican, so she can keep her vote to herself, I'm just saying... All I could think was, "you are not going to vote and I know you will bitch, moan and groan about something in the next 4 years, and about the countless local elections." It was one of those moments where I realized that people really have forgotten what happened in Florida 8 years ago.
We had the students vote by secret ballot to see who they would elect if their votes counted and the results were interesting to say the least. My co-worker R's classroom unanimously voted for McCain with the exception of 5 students...where as my class was split 14 to 10. At the end of the day she was racing to leave because as she eloquently put it, "I have to go cancel out her vote before the polls close!" This just cracked me up since really, isn't that what makes a democracy great?
We also had the students write about what they would do if they were the president. Top 3 funniest [No, I didn't just suddenly decide to ignore the spell check icon. This is what the students actually wrote down on their papers, spelling errors and all.]
1) One boy had a very long message, but what made it awesome was at the bottom he put My name is ____ and I oppoved this massage.
2) If I wus the president I would make sure the zooz keeped all the animals loked up or thay will ate us for a snak and that wood be bad for the ekonome.
3)If I was the president I would banned you if you waz mean. Don't be a bully or yous will be banned from the town, state and cuntry. I will ban you and you will be bannned for life. I also will banned tobacco, alkohal, and druks. If you do these things you will be banned. ____ for President! <-- I put that bekus I'm xcitit.
Honestly, I think these kids might be awesome as a president....and yes, in case you were wondering, J is kid number 3....how much more do you love him!