rockin’ the suburbs just like jon bon jovi did

so i got up this morning to rock my vote, with giddy anticipation i headed down to the fire station on new fire department road. it wasn’t as busy as i thought it would be. i got to walk right up to the little old lady behind the A-G registration list. i gave her my name and as i bent to sign in, i noticed above my name Challenged: Postal Return.

“what’s that mean?” i asked the little old lady with the dyed black hair.
“oh, it means that something mailed to you was returned. do you have your license?”
“sure,” i said as i popped my license out of my wallet.
“is this your current address?” she asked.
“yep, it’s the same address i had last presidential election.”
“ok,” she said. “give this to the lady over there.”
“is that it?” i asked.
“yes,” she said.
“so can i tell everyone i was challenged?”
“you sure can, honey.”

wahoo! i was a freedom fighter for deomcracy, or something. i dunno. all my co-workers are laughing at my challenge. they claim it’s the nosering and the streaky hair.

also, i cried on the way to work today. because as i was taking a right off of burgerking drive, onto highway five, i saw two men with bush cheney signs. people were honking their horns off, and i was a little sad because bush cheney makes me wanna vomit.

but then i turned my head, and here right next to the burgerking on burgerking drive was another guy with one homemade sign that said “STOP THE LIES BUSH!” and then a kerry edwards sign.

and then i burst into goobery democratic happy tears, complete with goosebumps.

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  1. Thomas 02.Nov.04 at 2:54 pm

    Jodikins, people are going to vote for who they want to vote for. Bush and Kerry both make me want to vomit: In case no one heard him, Kerry is determined to keep our boys dying overseas, just in a different location on another snipe hunt. Killing terrorists is only a sure fire way to make more determined martyrs. To think the Democraps are a panacea that will save the world is to be forever dissapointed. That’s why me, and hopefully a few million more voices will be strong enough to say no to the existing political parties that are killing America and instead vote for Nader.

  2. Wendy 02.Nov.04 at 3:21 pm

    I think being challenged makes you the biggest rebel I know. That’s awesome.

  3. ffj 02.Nov.04 at 3:52 pm

    you should put that in your novel…you sure can honey!

  4. Damon 02.Nov.04 at 4:25 pm

    That’s awesome.

    …Although you gotta wonder what in the heck they mailed out that got returned. They should really start using regular size postcards instead of blowing them up large in order to stand out. (Like one of those big checks they hand out at the end of golf tournaments and whatnot) Don’t they know that they don’t fit in apartment mailboxes?

  5. dietcokegurl 02.Nov.04 at 7:06 pm

    Vote for Kerry, vote for Bush, vote for Nader, vote for yourself. The particular person you vote for is not as important as the act of exercising the right that has been fought for and preserved for us.


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