I have been exercising my right to vote for 24 years. I have been the only one at the poll and I have been in long lines, but they all were quiet with maybe an occasional question or three sentence conversation. There definitely was never any talk about politics. In fact, most people whispered which party they were claiming in order to cast a vote.
Tonight, I had a very different experience. The line was out the door and after 5 minutes it turned into a line at Disney World. I had the guy in front of me on a cell phone discussing his criminal history with someone that had the same hemroid surgery as he, as well as taking the same amount of Xanax, just in a different dosage. The lady behind me set a world record for clearing her throat over 15 times in a three minute period, and the 5 year old with the lady 2 people behind me obviously ate a school lunch that did not agree with his intestinal system. You know, that "somebody needs a sit on the toilet" poo smell?
Within 10 minutes, I felt like I had been transported to a tailgate party. The kind where the 45 year olds have had one too many beers and they start feeling like they are 20 year old frat boys. Saying nonsensical facts or statements they think are funny and obviously trying to get attention. One guy 12 people behind me yells to the guy right in front of me, "Jim, I'm grateful you took your beano!". To which I softly uttered, "me too, Jim, me too".
And then 15 minutes in, a loud big haired "honey darlin, I Luv Yew" lady in a tiny dress threw out a dumb blond joke to all us strangers, but inserted Trump instead of a blond. That prompted a grandma to report she votes early and often and so does her deceased husband. Before I knew it, everyone was voicing who they were voting for, why, and the horrendous flaws of the opposing party. Then a lady left the line to use the bathroom and when she came back, the guy behind her laughs, "I'm sorry, you need to go to end of line." Many people laugh and so does she as she loudly says, "I'm gonna shootchye!"
Oh my word! There is nobody to vote for and a bunch of coo coos voting for them!