I am sure that everyone is tired of elections and " I told you so's", so will just rant a bit. I spent Election at a precinct as an election judge. Yes, I had to be there early and stay late. Was it fun? Absolutely.
Was it tiring? Yep.
I learned a lot about myself, as well as others. I have a tendency to be a hillbilly in my speech and mix it with my Eastern US pronounciations. I will say, "Good mornin'" and then follow it with
"Choose eyether line". I had several look puzzled at that pronounciation of either. It is a lifetime habit. I will not expect or demand that you pronounce it that way, but I will.
People can be nice or nasty, but I want you to know that no one was really ugly yesterday, and I know how hard it is to stand in line for ten or fifteen minutes or longer, and then be told you are in the wrong place or cannot do what you came to do. I appreciated everyone having patience all around.
I love that all of us can come together and do something grand and enjoy the process and company.
People looked so intense when they came in and then were positively giggling when they left. We all felt as though a great weight had been lifted because we had done our part. I wish we could enjoy that feeling a long time, but according to some things I have read, we are now going to get the na na na nannas.
Our daughter has said that at their house they have 24 hours to gloat or mourn a victory or loss in the athletic area, and they will do that with the election and then move on. I think that is a good thing for all of us to consider, at least. It all gets a little old either way you do it, gloating or mourning, so do your 24 hour whatever and then put the shoulder to the grind stone and get on with life.
They come around every four years for the presidency and every other year for others things, but let's remember to get out and vote every chance we get.