You would have thought you were in line at Disney World

I now know a little of how my forefathers felt when they had to vote back in the dark ages. Drove by the polling place around noon while running errands and there were no parking spots, the line wrapping around the building. I live in a somewhat rural setting with just a few of the horse farms, pastures and soybean fields remaining from the onslaught of new home development. Anyway, after errands I decided to return home and walk the mile and a half to vote rather than park on the side of a two lane “country” road, reduced to just one lane because the shoulders have sharp drop offs and many vehicles were partially in the road. Two hours in line to vote against the “shrub” (as my wife calls him or sometimes ‘pig-eyes’). Something to tell my grandkids. “yep I remember the election of 2004, what a year that was, walked on a hot asphalt road for a mile and a half in the glaring sun just to do my patriotic….” Wait a minute. I don’t have kids even. Never mind.

Living in NC for the past 16 years and there is still something I don’t understand. Every election polling place where I’ve voted has been on church property. Not the sanctuary but the adjoining activities hall. Doesn’t that violate the separation of church and state thingy?


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to You would have thought you were in line at Disney World

  1. hopeevey says:

    I’m used to voting in schools. This was the first year I didn’t – I voted at the fire station. I’m rather comforted by how close it is to my house.

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