I was on my way into the polling place (I was No. 61, by the way)
when a Republican poll worker leaned in, gave me the White Guy Wink as he leaned in to hand me a sample ballot and said, “We need a change.”
And you know, I lost it. It was the final straw, just one too many conspiratorial winks from white men in my lifetime, accompanied by knowing nods that say, “You’re one of us and you know it’s us against Them.”
“Them,” of course being what they used to call “The Colored.”
Anyway, I turned on the guy and began yelling. “Yeah, you’re right, we do need a change. We need fewer people from Wall Street stealing from working people, and we need a lot fewer Republicans giving everything away to billionaires,” I said.
“Whoa!” the guy said, laughing.
I guess Jon Stewart wouldn’t approve of my lack of civility.
How was your voting experience?