Now I know why they call them political "parties"

I was employed by a candidate in today’s election to be a poll watcher. Since I am an inveterate “people watcher” and since he was paying me, I thought “How hard can that be?”

So I suited up, and showed up bright and early at my assigned precinct and settled in to watch the polls. I forget what my original mission was, just look official I guess. Scowl a lot, and examine each voter for concealed weapons? I’m not sure. All I knew is that I had to entertain myself for at least 12 long hours. Continue reading