I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry on this one.
My daughter thought I should send this story in to Jay Leno.
I called my town clerk's office yesterday to see about voting early. Now, my small Vermont community has not reached the age of video phones. I was concerned about the long lines and the weather (already a snow storm tomorrow) and the long lines I would have to stand in with my uncooperative leg. The town clerk may need additional training for her job on how to speak to the public.
The conversation went something like this!!!
Joan: Can you give me info on voting early?
Clerk: Yes, and what is your name?
Joan: Joan XXXXX
Clerk: Are you related to George Washington XXXXX?
Joan: No, he was black
Clerk: Well, how do I know what your family has been up to? He was famous you know, for peanuts, etc.
Joan: Well, I'm voting for Obama, does that count?
Update: I voted today on my lunch hour. The lines were spilling out into the hallway. Whether you are voting for McCain or Obama....please vote and encourage your friends to do so. It's an honor and a priviledge.
I related this story to a blogging friend. She asked if this person was young or old. Neither, I would say, probably mid 40's or so.
So it's back to my knitting tonight! (smile)