Hot Booties 08Nov12
Well, as we all know, this week was the election. I can never quite figure out the best approach to voting. Is it best to try to go early in the morning to squeeze voting in before work? Should you risk going to the voting polls on your one hour lunch break with the chance you might take more than an hour? Or, do you take the chance to vote after work with everyone else who worked all day and stand outside in line for a very long time? The answer is, I am still not sure.
Where I live the voting polls did not open until 7 a.m. Considering the fact that I need to leave for work no later than 8:15 in the morning, I knew I could not risk getting to the voting polls at 7 because I knew people would be lining up well before 7 a.m. Knowing full-well that I live too far away from the office to vote during lunch, I had two options: 1. After a long day at the office, go wait in a voting line for potential hours in the cold; or 2. Get to the voting polls at 6 a.m. and wait in line for an hour. I opted for option 2. I woke up before the sun came up and headed off to wait in line in less than 30 degree weather. When I got there, there were already several people ahead of me and by the time 6:30 a.m. rolled around there were easily 50 people in line. Fortunately for me, I was done voting and headed back home by 7:10, which left me with plenty of time to get home to relax before work. Getting home early from voting also allowed me time to defrost. As soon as I walked in the door I boiled water to make some hot tea to warm up on the inside, and put my Hot Booties in the microwave to warm up my feet. Of course, by the time I finished my tea and heated up my feet with the Hot Booties it was time to take them off and put on work shoes.
So that was my morning voting experience on Tuesday. How was yours? What time of day do you find it best to go?