Election fatigue

November 5th, 2012 · 91 comments

I’ve done some political canvassing before — once in Columbus, Ohio — and in my experience, it was no fun for anyone involved. But don’t worry, kids. It’ll all be over soon.

From Minnesota…

Yes - we're voting. No - we won't be discussing who we are voting for. Yes - I know where our polling place is. No - I'm not telling you if we support or oppose the marriage amendment or school refferendum [sic]. Please don't leave campaign documents.  Thank you!

And Columbus, Ohio…

ES, I am voting for OBAMA, and YES, I know where to VOTE. So please don't knock on my door. P.S. I don't want to hear about the MORMON faith, either. Have a wonderful day.

related: Politics, Masshole-style

extra credit: Do you know where you f’ing polling place is?

FILED UNDER: Minnesota · Ohio · politics


91 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jennifer

    That is an ugly kid. I hope her parents have money.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   FeRD bang

      That is an ugly personality. No amount of money will fix you. :-|

      Nov 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm   rating: 279  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   A. Fox

      Don’t act like you’ve never had an ugly cry. We’ve all had the ugly cry.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm   rating: 105  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   H for Toy

      If you’ve never had an ugly cry, you are an emotionless robot. You may be anyway, Jennifer.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Roto13

      Well, you’ve got her beaten on “inner ugly” anyway.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm   rating: 67  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Rattus

      Wow, Jennifer. I don’t even like kids and I still like you less.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 7:11 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Sara

      Wow, even when a female is just a little girl, the first thing people have to bring up is her looks and whether or not she’s pretty. I doubt you would’ve felt the need to make this comment if the “kid” was a boy, because it would’ve automatically seemed irrelevant to you.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 9:36 am   rating: 71  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   The Elf

      Yeah, funny isn’t it. Because, clearly, the only way any woman can get by is through looks or her parent’s money.

      (eyeroll)

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:49 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   redheadwglasses

      Those two things, or sucking dick, Elf!

      Nov 7, 2012 at 11:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   teresa

      WTF? She’s adorable and her eyes are just beautiful. And I totally agree she’s just having an “ugly cry”. And who isn’t sick to death of all this election sh*t??

      Nov 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   BuckyTooth

      I feel a great sense of relief now that it’s over. I was so stressed. I was getting non-stop calls from Tea Party asshats. I told them I voted absentee already for Obama and to not call me again. Well, they didn’t care and kept calling. Next time, I’ll tell them I voted for their guy and maybe then they won’t call me every single day (each time, exactly when my 1-year-old fell asleep!!). I can just see a bunch of Tea Partiers thinking it’s funny to harass a Democrat.

      Glad we won it and it’s finally over.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 6:49 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   The Elf

      My husband started telling everyone who called that he was keeping tallies of who called and what they interrupted. The more calls times the level of interruption = points against the caller’s candidate or ballot issue. He would then vote accordingly. It didn’t stop the calls, but we did walk to the polls with a -42 against Sen. Cardin. His people interrupted both sleep and sex.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 7:00 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Julie

    That sign has to be from St. Paul, MN. I feel the same way.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   t-rex

      I’m from St. Paul, too. I feel the same way. MPIRG came around several times and I was tempted to leave a note. I felt bad for them because I was in MPIRG. But, now I know why all of those homeowners get tired of opening the door.

      “Hi my name is Sean and I’m from MPIRG? Do you have a spare few minutes to talk about the marriage amendment? And if I look like I am listening intently will you give me $50 for my group? Also, do you mind if I tell you every single reason why I think you are too dumb to think for yourself?”

      Nov 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Wrench

      Or Ohio or Virginia. I live in VA and we get calls daily.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   >^. .^<

      Yep, being in VA and working from home sucks right now. No I don’t want my gutters cleaned. No I don’t want to take 5 and talk about the candidates. I really don’t want to talk about where I’ll be in the hereafter. Just leave the doorbell alone.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   The Elf

      I’m in doesn’t-matter-Maryland, but since I share a broadcasting area with Virginia, I’m getting by-blows of your heavy campaigning. That’s enough to make me sick. I really feel sorry for you guys over the river.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 6:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   redheadwglasses

      St. Paul here! NO! on the Marriage Amendment!

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Spooky

      Lots of us from St. Paul…. Represent!

      Nov 7, 2012 at 9:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   redheadwglasses

      And we did represent! Voted those two damn amendments DOWN! (I won’t officially live in St. Paul again for 10 more days.)

      Nov 7, 2012 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Maggie

    UGLY kid. Woof.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Elf

      Everybody looks ugly when they are crying.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm   rating: 62  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Tesselara

      REALLY?! Woof?!?!?! She’s 4.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Chug

      See above thread about ugly personalities. It applies to you as well.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Polly

    I’d be shocked if “Jennifer” and “Maggie” are actually females.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Erin

      I wouldn’t. Females can be pretty vicious.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Sara

      I wouldn’t. Women are trained to be catty and to internalize misogyny practically from the moment they can understand speech.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 9:40 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   raichu

      Women can be sexist/jerks/both too.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:52 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Vulpis

      I wonder if anyone’s actually done a study on whether males or females are more sexist, especially towards women. A lot of times it seems to me like, on average, *women* are more hostile towards other women than the men are.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Anja

      “Women are trained to be catty and to internalize misogyny practically from the moment they can understand speech.” Really? Gosh what a mean statement about half the world’s population. Seems we just can’t win. *sigh* Can we just ignore the two jerks, whatever gender they are, without saying all women are like that?

      Nov 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   The Elf

      Thank you, Anja! (applauds)

      Nov 7, 2012 at 8:24 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Ti

      Saying that women are trained through social conditioning to be catty and misogynist is not the same as saying women ARE catty and misogynist. It’s a statement about prevailing conditions. How do you think they get passed on, if not through social indoctrination?

      Nov 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Trish

    I’ve been tempted to put up a similar sign of my own. I have so much trash in my yard from canvassers leaving ads on the door (we use the garage) that it makes me want to call up all the offices and tell them that because they littered in my yard I won’t be voting for them.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   The Elf

    If ever there was a time and place for a PAN, it is this time and that place. I’m not even in a swing state and I’m sick of it.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   EyeTwister

    Whiny little b__ch child… oh, your life is sooo horrible, because your mother makes you listen to NPR while she chauffeurs you around town in your “Hello Kitty” jacket… (Wo-) Man up you little brat, as long as you don’t have to carry gallons of water for several miles everyday and your fingers are not blistered from having to assemble sneakers in some sweat-shop you’ll be fine.

    And the next time you bore your parents with that story how Dora explored somethin’ completely inane somewhere or how that little “tantrum-waiting-to-happen” demon seed Timmy from next door saw a really big leaf last week – you know what they will do: cry.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Miles

      I’m so sorry that you have to carry gallons of water for several miles everyday and your fingers are not blistered from having to assemble sneakers in some sweat-shop. Also I’m a little surprised you have internet access where you are.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm   rating: 94  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Poltergeist

      I’m sure she’d rather be a little bitch child than an old bitch curmudgeon like you.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Gwan

      Watching children cry (or laugh, or play, if we’re honest) isn’t high on my list of fun things to do either. So, astonishingly, I chose not to watch the video. Since i’m an adult and no-one’s dictating my viewing choices in their car or sweatshop, it was easy, you should try it some time.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   kermit

      I agree that it’s mean to laugh/mock a a kid who’s crying (even if it’s a temper tantrum).

      However I fault the parent(s) more for their douchiness than these commenters. It’s one thing to poke fun at your kid for the trivial things they’re upset about.

      In my view, you enter major douche territory when you record the kid and put it out on Youtube for everybody to see and mock them as well.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:18 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Sara

      What the fuck kind of worthless piece of shit calls a little girl a bitch?

      Some of these comments should be deleted and the IP addresses of the commenters blocked forever.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 9:42 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   Priscilla

      Hey EyeTwister, when you’re going to leave these kinds of disgusting comments on the internet, you might not want to attach your Facebook profile to your account. Especially when your FB contains information about where you work. Especially when it’s a government agency. Because, you see, this allows people like me, who hate repulsive sexists, to report your ass. Which I did.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:06 am   rating: 60  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   raichu

      …what even is this comment

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   Tesselara

      @Priscilla, tell me how you did that. I want to follow suit. This guy is a special pile of shit.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   shwo! bang

      Careful, there. He works for Homeland Security. Make him mad and you might end up in Guantanamo.

      Then again, his Facebook profile says he studied Psychiatry, and that’s HILARIOUS in this context.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   Vulpis

      @kermit I’d say the campaigners are the douches for rubbing our noses in this crap for so much of the day.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.11   kermit

      Pardon my scepticism, but there’s nothing preventing anyone from linking to ANY Facebook profile that’s public or semi-public.

      If the use was logged in through Facebook, I’d be more inclined to report them, however this site doesn’t have Facebook log-in.

      We have NO basis to conclude that the poster is the same person linked to that Facebook account.

      After a similar incident on Regretsy was proven to be false because the person implicated received death threats, I suggest we all calm the fuck down and not report anybody without more credible proof.

      Vuplis – Annoying political campaigns or annoying ads don’t force you to humiliate your kids publicly on Youtube. That’s a choice you make of your own accord.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.12   Priscilla

      @Kermit Oh please, use your common sense. Just because at one point in the past someone somewhere on the internet decided to randomly frame a random person doesn’t mean it happens all the time. I seriously doubt that this asswipe thought any of us were going to take action against his douchey self. He probably saw nothing wrong with his words and therefore felt no shame in taking credit for them. The idea that this idiot attached the Facebook page of some random guy on the internet to his comment is ridiculous.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.13   kermit

      Common sense dictates to me that nobody says who they are on Internet sites like this.

      And any link to a Facebook profile is bogus unless Facebook sign-in is offered as an option on the site.

      And by the way, I never said it was random. If the Facebook guy really works for Homeland Security and has a public profile, I would imagine that there’s a lot of people who would want to report him for all sorts of comments he never made. Same with employees of Goldman Sachs, IRS, or any other organization people generally hate.

      If the guy has no problem having a public Facebook profile, he would have no trouble using his real name when commenting here or anywhere else. Call it ridiculous if you will, but in my opinion it doesn’t pass the smell test.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.14   redheadwglasses

      Oh my god, WHO FREAKING CARES who this guy is? If you’re stalking him via Facebook, you’re a total tardmo and you need a job and/or a hobby.

      Nov 7, 2012 at 11:46 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Red Delicious

    The good thing about living in the ghetto is that the candidates and their lackeys are too afraid to canvas our neighborhood. So I don’t have to deal with this shit ever. They always send stuff in the mail instead, and it’s just easier to trash it anyway than deal with someone at your door.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Heather

      Lol. Right, that is one good thing about it. I’m in Columbus, Ohio and not one person has knocked on my door. Thank goodness.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 8:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   The Elf

      Whoa, I can’t believe they left a stone unturned in OHIO. You should have waited to post this until tomorrow. The legion is assembling at your door right now.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:52 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   lani

      I live in Columbus, too. Next door to us is an unoccupied house. We have received no visitors; the empty house next door has a dozen flyers stuck to the door or on the porch. We don’t know why they’re leaving us alone, but we are very thankful.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:22 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Kimberly

      I live in a neighborhood where we get lots of unwanted traffic; political candidates, Jehovah’s Witnesses, people wanting to clean my gutters etc. I don’t answer the door. I don’t care if they can see me in my house, I didn’t invite you here and I don’t know you. My home is my sanctuary and I have no obligation to you.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 11:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Lil'

      My coworker has a cool idea about how to get the Jehovah’s Witnesses to leave him alone. His voice naturally sounds a lot like Lurch from The Adam’s Family, and he found some red contacts online. He’s going to put them in when he sees them walking through the neighborhood, and when they get to his house, he’s going to open the door slowly and say “I’ve been waiting for you.”

      Nov 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Dr_Know

    Why is everyone being so pissy about this kid?

    I personally love it when I see kids cry over politics…they’re just expressing everyone’s internal feelings :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEfYI94LzDs

    Nov 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   meri

      That’s some serious Tony Blair love! :-)

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   My name is Princess!

    One of the candidates gave our neighborhood a visit. He got a crickets welcome. He hasn’t been back to our state since. Sigh. Now if only the radio ads would stop running. (Banned the tv weeks ago.)

    Nov 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   H for Toy

      This is the time of year that I watch Netflix, exclusively.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   T1000

    this is fake

    Nov 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Ashes

      The video? I think any parent of small children can tell you this is the silly kind of pathetic gibberish that comes from an overtired child. Her mother on the other hand, should have offered her a hug and some comfort instead of grabbing her video camera and posting it on YouTube.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Rattus

      Oh, freakin’ awesome. T1000 has moved on over from Lamebook and started up with his annoying “fake” crap over here.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 7:22 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Chug

      That was my first though, Ashes– she’s not upset about politics, she’s TIRED and going to whine about whatever is convenient because of it.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Eileen

    I’m tempted to cast a write in vote, in every category, for Shut the Fuck Up. But I’m afraid if I do, I’ll get arrested or something. But really, I’m sick of the calls. I’m sick of the back-to-back-to-back-to-back ads (some of them for politicians who aren’t even running in our state!). And Macy’s is having a sale to celebrate Election Day? Why?

    Nov 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Elf

      “Fuck” is a perfectly legitimate write-in candidate.

      I prefer the old standby of “Mickey Mouse”, though lately we’re going to have to call him “Darth Mouse”.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 6:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Vulpis

      I’d lean towards Henry the Angry Drunken Dwarf, myself. Am I the only one who remembers that infamous People poll?

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   meri

      Probably because once Election Day is over, everyone gets back to Shopping!

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Pxmidnight

    This made me laugh because yesterday I put a sign on my door that says, “Yes, we’re voting. No, it’s not your business for whom.” Secret ballots… what a concept!

    Nov 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Who passed out the Haterade?

    Wow… looking at the comments, I’m truly startled. I thought coffee brought out the mean streak in people, but apparently it has nothing on elections.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Djagir

      This one’s been particularly vicious. Or maybe it just feels like they’re getting successively more vicious. If I ever want to be elected to public office, I’m having my name legally changed to “None of the Above.”

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:34 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   wright1

      Have you seen the threads on notes concerning tipping or indoor / outdoor cats, Haterade? Those are not for the faint of heart.

      As to the OP: Team Notewriter all the way. I have a certain amount of respect for those who volunteer their time to canvass in person, but…yes, I’m going to vote. NO, it’s none of your thrice-damned business who for!!

      Nov 6, 2012 at 3:08 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   H for Toy

      Don’t forget overweight people and vegans, wright1. Also, thank you for “thrice-damned.”

      Nov 6, 2012 at 4:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   The Elf

      It’s not that it has been particularly vicious (though it has), it’s mostly because it’s been going on SO FUCKING LONG and news of it is EVERY GODDAMN WHERE. It has become inescapable.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 6:59 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Tesselara

      Actually, it’s apparently a small child crying that brings out the mean streak in people. Holy rotten souls, batman.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   shwo! bang

      Wait, when was the vicious fight about coffee?

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   Who passed out the Haterade?

      shwo, I was kinda mix-and-matching two different kinds of mean streaks… I haven’t seen a coffee thread get ugly, but this piece of wisdom from a little while back stuck with me. I’ve tried to steer at least 10 yards clear of being between a coffee drinker and their fix ever since. (^_~)

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   shwo! bang

      I was just playing with the mismatch. Kind of a joke. Except not jokey enough.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Mara

    Having just come back from a long weekend of hassling the good people of Reno, Nevada, just open the damn door. I hated the people I could hear inside who didn’t open the door, which just meant I had to mark them as ‘not home’ which meant some other sap would be ringing their bell in 6 hours. Yell at us, give us cookies, give us the finger, just open the door and say go away so we know not to come back.

    Also MANY of your neighbors are actually stupid enough not to know when the polls open, where their polling place is or whether they will be voting at all, so blame them when you get blitzed.

    Nov 6, 2012 at 7:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Joe Blow

      Or, how about stay the fuck away in the first place?

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:15 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Djagir

      Frankly, if my neighbors are stupid enough not to know when the polls open or where their polling place is, I don’t want them voting anyway. If they can’t figure out those, I don’t know how they can figure out how to make a wise choice in the polls. Seriously.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:51 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   AP

      It depends, though. Some states are really good about letting people know where their polling place is when they register. Others don’t bother telling you, so you have to wade through poorly-structured government websites to find the “Search For Polling Place” function.

      My state has a habit of not even bothering to cover elections aside from President, US Senate, US House. I do a ton of research, and go to the polls and find a few “surprise” offices open that I didn’t even know existed.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 10:59 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   raichu

      Out of curiosity, why were you canvassing?

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   shwo! bang

      Sorry, Mara, but no. If you ring my doorbell and I’m not expecting anyone and I don’t recognize you when I look through the peephole, I am NOT answering the door. Just like I’m not answering the phone from a number/name I don’t recognize. If it’s really important, the door-knocker will not give up and the caller will leave a message. I’m sorry you feel ignored, but I have my own life to live and my own shit to do, and I do NOT owe you a second of my time and attention just because you’re canvassing. And get off my lawn.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   Vulpis

      Alternatively, get rather acquainted with the police for trespassing on private property?
      I’m surprised that there’s never reports of canvassers and other door-to-door types being threatened and/or worse by armed homeowners…

      Nov 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   anotherfool

      Shwo!, speaking of lawns, I hear ignored political canvassers, when they pee on your lawn in a fit of pique, leave even worse dead spots than female dogs.

      I like canvassers. It means democracy is still alive, a bit. (Of course it’s easy for me to say–I don’t live anywhere I can get doorknocked upon… At? To?)

      Nov 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.8   The Elf

      I know what you mean. I tell myself that every time my daily routine is interrupted by a protest. (I work in DC, so that’s a fairly frequent occurance.)

      Nov 7, 2012 at 8:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Seanette

    So, canvassers, you think you have a right to wake up shift workers, get babies crying again that their mothers just got to sleep, etc., just so you can push your “vote for/against ______” down someone’s throat?

    Nov 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   havingfitz

      Shwo, I’m with you. I don’t exactly live in the safest neighborhood, and if I’m not expecting someone I do not answer my door. But I didn’t have to worry this year. Even though I’m in Ohio, one of the advantages to living where I do is that the canvassers were too afraid to come anywhere near us. You won’t get shot, but I can’t guarantee that you won’t get eaten…

      Nov 7, 2012 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Mara

      I’m just saying that it won’t end unless you open the door and say something, be it invective or not. They will not call you either. Get your shit together and move to a state where the election is never close, no one will ever bother you.

      Although I personally think people who can’t be bothered to deal with the fact that they live in a world with other human beings and won’t disconnect their doorbells are stupid, it’s more of a practical thing for the people who don’t like to be ‘bothered;’ they will bother you until they get an answer one way or another.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   The Elf

      “Get your shit together and move to a state where the election is never close, no one will ever bother you.”

      Nope! Not true! I live in true blue country, where there was near zero chance of Romney taking the state. They just bothered us on local races and ballot referrendums.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 11:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Seanette

    Yeah, great advice there, have me violate my lease by disabling my doorbell so some UNINVITED pest can keep my husband from getting the sleep he needs in order to work safely.

    How about the occupant having a right to some peace and quiet, not to mention sleep? Isn’t part of “living in a community” respecting others’ rights to be left in peace if they so wish?

    Nov 9, 2012 at 12:49 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     

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