November 4, 2008

Voting Day Drama

I am proud to say that I voted! I even got a cute little sticker that says so. But oh what a morning. Here is some advice to all those who have never voted before ...... CHECK YOUR PRECINCT!!!!!

John was so excited that his boss let him come in late today so that he could vote. Late being 6:30am. So we got to our designated building and waited in a line of about 50 people. Of course, the church was not open yet, so as we stood in line for 20 min, the line grew longer and longer and longer. But no worries, we were "in the front." As we walked down a very narrow hallway, we noticed people passing us and getting into other lines... their precinct lines. So we asked a man that was helping which precinct were in, and he said, "Where do you live? Oh? You should be in the correct line." We were in the Town branch line.... 6:05a.


So I thought and pondered what it said on the little sheet of paper in my car. White berry? That sounds familiar. Town branch? That sounds familiar too? Stallion? Sure?

Of course they all sound familiar- THEY ARE ALL STREETS IN OUR SUBDIVISION!

So we decided to ask the guy again to look it up.

"Oh, are you an even number?"
"Yes?"

"Oh, You are White berry." 6:19am- inside the Town branch room to vote, four people a head of us.

End of White berry line- 6:20 am- out in narrow hallway- 50 people a head of us.

I almost cried. In fact, I teared up. John had to leave. I was so sad and upset because in my car, with a piece of old gum stuck on it, was a scrap paper with our building and PRECINCT name.

One hour later, I voted and walked out proud and defeated at the same time. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband that sent me a text message saying I was wonderful and that he prayed for me.

I plan on going to stand in line with him. Because that is what best friends do.

So check your precinct, you'll never know where you might end up.

6 comments:

erincraig said...

I hate when things like that happen! At least you did get to vote! I didn't get registered and I thought I did. You know how that stuff can be after a move!

I am watching So You Think You Can Dance auditions today. Even though I haven't seem you dance I think you could have made it! Too bad you never made it there...God had some sort of reason for it!

Yvonne, MIL (mother-in-law) said...

I sensed something was up with you two this morning. I prayed for your voting efforts this morning on my drive to work. Of course, by that time, you were already finished, but still ... I am proud of you for hanging in there. I know it is going to be a frustrating day for many folks with similar situations. We'll just pray that God gives everyone an extra dose of patience and mercy to extend to others through all of this.

Uncle w said...

Hey little one...thanks for being salt and light.....especially on a day like today......hugs to both of you.

Uncle W

thesecretlifeofkat said...

How frustrating. I hope it all went smoothly when you went back...

erincraig said...

We are planning to take the dogs to the dog park this weekend. Sometime on Saturday! If you aren't busy when we go you should bring Diesel! Chloe would love to run around with him and she sure has tones of energy to get out! I will try to let you know what time we will be there!

Jimmy said...

That sounds rough. I am so glad that you are my sister.