Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Like my Japanese friend Ichiro would say...

Happy Erection Day.  If you haven't voted already, do so.  If you have, go ahead and get your free cup of Starbucks Coffee, free scoop of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and free Krispy Kreme donut.  Then next week, stop by the doctors' office for Tylenol with codeine for the caffeine headache, diabetes medication for the sweets, and a discounted colonoscopy just for the fun of it.

Is a complimentary 2-cent "I Voted" sticker not enough?  When we were kids, if you got a sticker for even doing nothing at all, you thought that was awesome.  Now that you've done your civic duty, you expect to be compensated with access to the corporate world's snack and food service table?  GUESS WHAT?!  It's a small cup of BLACK coffee, a small ice cream scoop - no cone, and a small donut.  It's costing these stores near nothing cause they're predicting, and they'll be right, that you'll buy other crap when you're there.  You're really getting NOTHING!!!

My parents took me along to the polls when I was a kid, it wasn't the greatest time I ever had, but a lesson learned.  Change takes time, and patience; not freebies and comps.  

And let's hope the whole country catches onto this early voting thing.  Whatever might shorten the amount of time we're all badgered with these commercials, anything helps.

Completely unrelated, here's my future vote: Pedro in 2016.

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