28 January 2011
By this point I had burst into laughter several times and did so again. I explained that usually when someone says "which of the following candidates", they then actually list the options and could she please do so for me? Cuz I didn't catch the two names of "this person and that". So she told me.
At this point, I could have said, dude, I have no intention to vote for either. But I was having fun by then and didn't want to be realistically rude to the poor woman. So I said that I've been getting prerecorded phone calls from one candidate telling me which church he and his wife attend, the wife he's been married to for X years, with whom he has this many children, and all sorts of other irrelevant feel~good information which doesn't tell me anything about his political platform about the issues he is running on.
So I'll vote for the other guy. Then I burst into another peal of laughter and admitted that is an awful way to determine whom to vote for, but I'd really like to vote against someone and you cannot do that, so the next closest thing is to vote for the other candidate. At this point, said caller was chuckling and she said, "I really don't know how to end this call." And I said, "have a good evening, good bye" and started to hang up. As I did, I heard her saying to someone else, "Ohmigawd, I just had the most bizarre caller..." And I wanted to say, "I wasn't the caller. I was the callee." But I didn't cuz I'd already disconnected.
I take my cheap thrills where I can find them.