Last night I actually had some free time (volleyball's over ya know!) so I went to the library to get a book. (Side note: on the bus on Thursday, several of the girls, Rachel, and I were playing Catch Phrase and one girl was trying to describe reading a book: "um, ok, you do this when you're bored.... um, etc." It took her quite a while to convey the message READ A BOOK and I shudder to think what we as teachers have been teaching her regarding reading. But in our defense, this is her first year in our school, so hopefully we can guide her a little better! Anyway...)
As I approached the library entrance, I noticed three older gentleman standing around. The one then turned to leave and the other two respectfully stopped me from boredom:o). "Excuse me miss? Are you registered to vote?" When I replied in the affirmative, the man continued on, "And you know to vote ________?" I agreed with him again and was bidden "good night". I won't even begin to tell you how I was impressed with their gentlemanly behavior, but it did remind me of one very important thing!
Today is Election Day, a day most Americans will remember within a year's time, but sadly 70% of the people living in my area (so I'm assuming that statistic could easily be said for the rest of the USA) will not go and vote today.
May I ask a simple question of Why?
Polls just opened a couple of minutes ago (7 AM) and will remain open until 8 PM tonight. As a American, please find time in your day today to vote! I'm planning to do so, and it is a precious right, for if I'm back in Thailand at this time next year, I will be filling out an absentee ballot for sure!
Please vote today...