As I left, a man came up to me and asked me if he could ask me few questions. At first, I thought he was conducting an exit poll and I was running late to get back to work, so I said, "I'm sorry - I'm running late for work." But he was persistent and kept walking with me and said, "Then can I walk with you? I'm from the Star-Bulletin and I'm writing an article on the first day at the polls." So I stopped for a moment and answered a few of his questions.
His questions were pretty standard (though he did ask me "Are you a happy or upset voter?") :P and I answered them all until he got to, "Do you usually vote Democrat or Republican?" I asked him, "Do I really have to answer that?" He said I didn't have to, but his next question was, "In the National race, what issues do you feel were the most important?" After I answered, "Social Security and health care" I realized that he might as well just stamp a HUGE "D" on my forehead - since it was pretty clear which party I belonged to. :P He asked me for my name and then thanked me for my time. I'm interested in seeing the article tomorrow to see if anything I said actually made the paper. :P
In non-voting news, work has been a constant struggle to stay above water ever since I came back from vacation. The pile of things on my desk (and in the corner of my office) was so high, that I had to re-stack them in several piles on my floor just so I could see out of my office door. :P Our OSJ audit is in two weeks and it somehow feels like I'll never be able to catch up. :( It also doesn't help that it feels like my problem solving skills have been hampered lately because of lack of brain power (I've been SO exhausted lately). :P But despite all of my petty complaints, it is genuinely nice to be back. :)