Tuesday, November 3, 2009

self-righteous do-gooder


On the heels of dreaming about becoming an ass-kicking roller derby maven, I am here to flash my Upstanding Citizen card. Call me schizophrenic multi-faceted.

I did wait until the last day to fill in my squares (completely with blue or black ink) but I specifically did not leave my ballot to languish on the kitchen counter, race to arrive at the polling place by 7:59, nor park and allow my car to idle in the fire lane while I dropped my ballot in the box. Not that I'm judging anyone who happened to do any of those things.

But I am thinking about practicing my checking skills on those legions of moms who leave their engines running in the school parking lot every time I pick up my kids.

Okay, I'm judging.

8 comments:

LarryG said...

isn't the post title a bit redundant...
of course i am at the head of the class - lol

Sam said...

I agree with the checking skills on the running engine moms. Could you also share your new talents with the moms who have their cell phones permanently attached to their ears and always in a dramatic conversation that must be heard by all? I think you're the girl for the job!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Is it strange that I dream of having cards made up outlining the environmental repercussions of idling your car--and then handing them out?

Fantastic Forrest said...

Yay for voting! Too bad more of our fellow citizens don't do it. And thank heavens our county doesn't decide on statewide ballot measures, because they're a lot more conservative than the rest of our lovely Evergreen state. The locals would have hurt our schools and public services with 1033 and forced their bigotry on us all by defeating R71.

I worry about our city now that they've chosen a new mayor. His short-sighted policies will do a lot more to harm the environment than a bunch of moms letting their engines run.

Can you see I'm a little worked up? Maybe we could challenge the new mayor to a roller derby smackdown?

Minnesota Matron said...

I finally got so disgusted by parents who park in the fire lane and in the 'no parking' section on the street (for bus safety!) that I called the parking enforcement. Tickets, all around.

Shana said...

I was very proud to have gotten my ballot in with little to no drama.

JCK said...

I think we'll all line up behind you if you decide to challenge these idlers. Both with car running and with not voting.

phd in yogurtry said...

I voted tuesday. Sadly, no lines of cars. Just three lonely polling place volunteers. And the lunch hour, no less. Kinda sad.

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