October 18th 9:55pm - The Call
Yesterday at work, slouched in my chair, eyes reeling in failed attempts to remain awake, staring at my beige cubicle wall, I jolted upright and snatched at the phone when it rang. An automated voice announced the reception of the call constituted a poll being conducted concerning the presidential election. The Voice directed me to press one if I planned on voting for Obama, and two if I supported McCain. I listened as The Voice repeated its message in another language. As I advanced my arm forward to press my selected button, the call ended. I never got to cast my vote. I have never heard of anyone I know participating in a poll. I am disheartened to say that I received The Call, and am now in that percentage of people who didn’t participate when presented the opportunity. Not for lack of desire!