Thank you for voting!

Red, white and blue

Red, white and blue

I don’t know what the result will be but I will be glad when we can see some real news on the TV. It seems like more people have voted than ever before and having lived in a dictatorship, it is a wonderful gift to be able choose your government.

I have a funny story to take the some of the sting out of the lack of etiquette this year. A few months ago, we had a local election in our city. Many people who live here are naturalized Americans who were born elsewhere, so there are dozens of accents including mine. One British friend has lived in the States for over 30 years but has a pronounced English accent. At the election site, one of the volunteers noticed the accent and asked to see her papers…!!! Well… she swiftly told the volunteer that in 30 years of being an American, nobody has asked to see her paperwork. (The volunteer has no reason to do that as your election card or driving licence will come up on the computerized system). The lady behind her was a naturalized American from Russia and she flipped too, “This is like Stalin in Soviet Republic, asking to see papers!! (imagine a thick Russian accent)”

This is Kerry’s moral tale for today. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Never make assumptions about someone’s ethnicity, nobility or nationality based on looks or accent.๐Ÿ‘ธ

PS: This blog may shortly be posted from Mexico, depending on the result…๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด

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8 thoughts on “Thank you for voting!

  1. I’ve spent quite a bit of time overseas, and don’t even assume the person standing next to me speaks English.
    Hopefully, now that this election is nearly over, the tension will abate.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Enjoy Mexico – great timing to escape on vacation right now!! And I love that story … my daughter always says ‘assume makes an ass out of U and ME’. Never truer than in this great melting pot!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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    • I am sorry, too. Perhaps if more Americans did missions in 3rd world countries they would realize how lucky they are. The ‘how to move to Canada’ website broke down because so many Americans were looking at it.

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