tough living in Ohio in a presidential election year
I cannot tell you how many recorded and unrecorded surveys we get on the phone in a day - how are you going to vote in the presidential election? I thought everyone was being bombarded with election stuff. Guess it is only a handful of swing states. If it is a recording I hang up. If it is a real person I usually say undecided. Well, I am ashamed to say I have blown my stack and slammed my front door on two solicitors. Both times soft spoken women in their 30's-40's. Tonight there was a lady with a clip board who first hands me a prayer. Uh oh I think. Then she wants to mark off who I plan on voting for in the fall. I go into my rant on don't we have secret ballots in this country? Isn't it my right to vote privately? You can tell by her eyes that she has no clue why secret ballots mean anything and why I am over reacting. I will discuss the pros and cons of those running and argue one way or the other (usually taking the opposite side just to get a good discussion going.) I honestly don't know why it irks me so much when people as me who I am going to vote for.
So now I feel stupid and mean.