Friday, October 31, 2008

I've Had It Up To Here

And by "here", I mean towering above my 5'3" body! Over the last few days, I have come home to my happy answering machine (yes, we still have an answering machine), flashing at me. Telling me I have messages. This is not that unusual. However, as of late, they have ALL been automated political messages. I AM SO SICK OF IT! Even today...Halloween...I get home from a FULL day of fun class parties...ready to rest and make dinner for my family before trick or treating...and what do I get? "Hi! this is blah, blah, blah urging you to blah, blah, blah on November 4th." Ugh! I am a conscious voter. I know who I want and what I want. I didn't ask for their opinion. I didn't ask for them to call my home. Today, I received FIVE messages! Not to mention the two I answered while making dinner. And, ironically...99% of the calls are for candidates or propositions I DO NOT support. Hhmmm...makes me feel good about my decisions. Is it just me or is this out of control? Is this truly a smart and effective way to win votes? Why do I get all of these solicitations? Maybe it's because I am a registered Independent. Therefore, I get the good...the bad...and the ugly.

1 comment:

sixwinks said...

When we lived in DC we would start getting them in July! Plus Greg was roped into "volunteering" for the Rep. party, so our names were on the list. I litterally started taking the phone off the hook when the kids were napping or I wanted peace and quiet! Lucikly, we've only had a handful in FL!