Are you as excited for November 9 as I am? Almost every day, I’m reminded of why I need this election to be over, and this is not just the presidential election, but local elections as well. It’s a wonder anyone wants to run for elected office anymore, with all the accusations, character assassinations, and mistruths being spread about. And that’s just our local sheriff’s race!
It’s been almost a month since I posted, but a trip to the recycling center yesterday brought this post all together for me. I think I have slipped into some of the election doldrums that are running rampant across our country, and when I look at this list, I have a better understanding why. (In addition, it’s getting cooler and darker much earlier. Maybe we could petition for the presidential election in May so I’d know if it was the weather or politics that’s impacting my mood.)
So here you have it – my top ten reasons why I can’t wait for November 9.
- I want my evening news back, without parental warnings.
- I’m tired of practicing my Canadian accent for my next international trip, just so I don’t have to defend our presidential election.
- Those darn telephone surveys are testing me. I responded to a couple early in the season because if the Russians have tapped into our emails, why should I worry about keeping my opinions to myself. Plus as soon as you publish a blog, you pretty much let down your personal shield.
- When I don’t recognize the phone number on an incoming call, I now answer the phone with a foreign greeting – bonjour (French), hola (Spanish), hallo, Sprechen sie Deutsch? (Do you speak German?) and ni hao (Chinese). I fear I’ll actually miss the call that I’ve won the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes!
- I am making too many trips to the recycling center just because of the excess junk mail. What these candidates spend on this stuff could feed a developing country for a year, I am sure. I wonder if they’ve ever even tested the benefit of all those mailings?
- The poltical ads on TV make me almost miss learning about erectile dysfunction, adult incontinence and irritable bowel syndrome. Almost.
- I can finally unblock Facebook friends, both Democrats and Republicans, who have gone off the deep end, I fear, and still think sharing every post that either supports their candidate or is against the other, is actually going to influence anyone.
- It’s humorous watching the political posturing for a presidential appointment or future races, but enough already.
- I’m really curious about the future decorating theme for the White House. Will it be marble and gold, or hand me down china?
- In an effort to escape, I find myself planning more travels that I can’t afford. I need this over now!
In less than a month, we’ll know the outcome, and party officials will already be plotting and scheming, knowing that in just three years, the campaign shenanigans will begin all over again. Time to place your bets, and cast your vote before we worry about the next election. November 3, 2020.