Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Work that pole, baby!

OK, think of that sexy, young, nubile beauty you run into at the post office, sending an intriguing package to a far-off land, or that devilish, cute and witty sweetheart in front of the local supermarket, working her night job:... there she goes, dancing around and caressing the pole, working it like a pro, stealing a sexy glance over a few bills tucked in her panties...

Well... that is precisely what I was NOT doing all of yesterday...

I actually spent the day, working the polls... the primary election polls in the U.S.

Instead of widening my lower lips, I was opening the registered voters List book. Instead of sliding up and down the metal poll, I was instructing voters to slide their ballot into the Inka-Voting machine. Instead of receiving scum-infused numbers, I was accepting ballots.

And, it was quite fun, actually!

But...., after fifteen hours of voting instruction and ballot accepting...

... well, it was a bit disheartening to find that only 10% of my precinct's registered voters actually showed up to exercise their rights...

The most inspiring moment of the experience, though, came when the 1st grade class of the local elementary school came to visit. The students asked such questions as: "Can my grandma put our ballot in THAT box?" and "Where can my big brother tell the president to do good things?"

Well...., overall, I wish the conscientious seven-year-olds of the world could vote....

... and..., I wonder what would happen if they were to end up 'working the poles' in another capacity...

6 comments:

dingobear said...

Only 10%? Well, that doesn't make for much of an election, does it?

Rabin said...

while in this subject...i read a thoroughly inappropriate joke...but i found it too giggleworthy to pass up :)

what would chinese men do when they have erections?

they would vote :)

(apologies to any chinese men who might read this blog)

Dunzo said...

I saw this t-shirt really recently that said "I support single moms" and it had a picture of a stripper working the pole on it. I laughed instantly!

[should I be ashamed that I only vote in presidential elections?]

Dunzo said...

Rabin - What is asian rady's favortie American Horiday? Erection day!!!

Frustrated Writer said...

wow, reading this post suddenly has me having an overwhelming urge to go vote.

-c said...

dingobear- I know... a bit sad. But it was only a primary. Maybe we'll have to start letting Canadians vote:)

rabin- you've found the right place for giggle-worthy and inappropriate jokes:)

dunzo- hehe!

frustrated- yup... be sure to bring along your ballot choices and a few crisp dollar bills!