The State of Our Politics

In my job as an election judge, each day has brought a new question. We find the answer. Voters tell us new jokes we haven’t heard before. We listen. Though we cannot voice an opinion, and electioneering is not allowed within 100’, some can’t help themselves and blurt out their perspective on the state of affairs.

Here is the best joke.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frost bite.

In the building that temporarily houses the voting center where I work, the hallway that goes to the voting computers also goes to the restrooms used by two businesses. From where voters walk in, the largest sign to mark the hallway entrance is the restroom sign. It is easiest for people to see, and therefore easiest for us to point out in helping them find their way back there to vote in person. More than one voter caught on to the reference and thought it was a great statement about the politics of today going down the toilet. One went so far as to take a picture of the two adjacent signs and put it on his Facebook page. What can I say.

Having Trick or Treaters in all of their marvelous costumes was a hoot. I am going to have to do some serious treadmill time when the job and the candy are done. I usually don’t indulge – but then again – I didn’t used to buy candy at all due to the lack of kids in my old neighborhood. Unfortunately, I bought too much and there are leftovers. I personally can resist anything but temptation, so I will have to find a way to give the candy away. I certainly don’t need that kind of calories or cavities.

Next comes my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Good food and family. No gifts or candy, though I always gain a few pounds then too. Have a good one and don’t forget the time change.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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