Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The ups and downs and ups of Tuesday--It's Super!

Well, the day started just fine. I was wide awake early (4:30ish) so I got up and showered. My hair looked great today because I had time to style it. I put make up on (and the world thanked me). I got to my polling place early, hardly a line, and got rock-star parking. I was in and out in less than five minutes. Then I hit the freeway.

An HOUR later (from my usual 20 minutes), I got to work and got an earful before I even got my jacket off. Shoot! I ran an errand around 11am, and to avoid construction on Olympic, I took James Wood--which was closed at Hoover. Dang!! Got back to the office and there was NO PARKING in the garage. Rats! Did I mention the cramps too??

Things are swell now. I got nothing but green lights all the way home and I'm having a tasty risotto for dinner.

Discussion Item: When I worked retail and clerks would ask a person for ID if they were paying by credit card, we would often get the cranky customer who said, "it's illegal to ask for ID." It's not, but they would argue and no amount of "it's for your protection" would convince them otherwise. Well, in researching something on LA Times.com, I saw an article about polls today and some guy in Silverlake was peeved that the person at the table asked to see his ID. He said, "it's illegal to ask for ID." Really? It's illegal to make sure you are who you are and no one else is voting in your place? I have always had to show ID in the past, but lately I've been voting by mail (I was too late this time) so I ask you all--Do they ask for ID at your polling place?

4 comments:

Annika said...

I was not asked for ID today, but Sam was.

Helena Handbasket said...

Yes, here in the Indiana heartland, I am always asked for ID when I go to cast a vote.

Ellen Bloom said...

They didn't ask for ID at my polling place. Thank goodness! It would have taken twice as long. As it was, we had to wait in line for 35 minutes before checking in. There were plenty of empty voting booths and only two realllllly slow and inefficient poll workers. Argh!

Faith said...

I have never been asked for ID at a polling place but I will say that I consistently thank cashiers for asking for my ID. It IS for my protection...