You gotta be kidding me
They talked about unemployment, about traveling, about what they were planning next in their lives. Both girls didn't have a job, had spent the summer traveling in foreign countries, returned home to their parents houses to vegetate and contemplate their navels, and then their respective parents laid down the law and told them that they had to get a job and find a place to live. After whining and moaning for a while, the conversation naturally turned to politics.
Both young women were able to vote, were eligible to vote, and yet said that they were not voting. They got into the "what's the point?" frame of mind, where Massachusetts is such a blue state that their votes weren't really necessary, and after all.... they were so busy and all that they didn't want to (gasp) wait in line. I mean, waiting with all the common folk. You never know how that might smear your reputation.
I held my tongue. I didn't say a word. But I was fuming inside. How dumb are these spoiled young women that they couldn't even exercise their fundamental right to vote because it might interfere with their online job searches? So here are my words. For these young women and for all the people that still believe that their vote doesn't matter.
Now get your ass in gear and vote! Bring something to nosh on, a water bottle, and a book. But vote. The country needs your vote. We all need you to participate. So vote! Stumble It! JBlog Me