For the first time in my adult life, I will not be voting in an election. I was supposed to do so before I left for work this morning, but it didn’t even cross my mind until I was well on my way to downtown already and I’m not going to be home again until late. I completely zombied my way to work today. Or maybe I “Time to make the donuts”-ed to work. The former is more hip while the latter shows my age. And yours too if you get the reference.
I have what I’d consider a decent excuse, though. It was a very long night of getting paged for work and I’ve been up since 3:00 AM. It was so cold in the house that by the time I finished working and tried going back to sleep, my feet were so freezing that I couldn’t get at all comfortable. So everything was crawl out of bed, shamble to the shower, go through the motions of getting ready. I almost left without putting on a belt. I remembered it as I was putting on my coat. That was the moment when I would have remembered to vote, but my brain decided to waste its processing power on putting on the belt instead. Stupid brain!
It’s probably best I didn’t vote as I might have accidentally voted for Rahm *gasp*. I also didn’t even realize that I was redistricted into another Ward for 2015 so I was all set to vote for an Alderman who doesn’t even represent me anymore. Stupid low information voters!
So if any of you were going to vote for Rahm today, I’d like you to just leave it blank so my counter vote would be effective. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal said it best, “It’d be more efficient to have every person find someone who votes the other way, then mutually agree not to vote. Then only people who can’t find a pair will actually go to the voting booth.” I’m not sure that logic applies in a 5-way race.