Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The hardest job you'll ever love

Volunteer (interrupting two talking teens): Hi, would you like to sign this petition?
Girl: What is it about?
Volunteer: It's basically making the pamphlet about all the different voting issues shorter and easier to understand.
Girl: I like to read.Why would you want to do that?
Volunteer: To make it easier to understand, and help more people learn about the issues.
Girl: So there would be less information?
Volunteer: Yes! It would be just the basic information, to get more people to vote who didn't before because it was so hard.
Girl(Loudly): So basically, you're telling me you want to dumb down the voting help guide, so that people who were too stupid to understand it before, will be more likely to vote? No, I won't sign. If they give up because it's too hard to read, good. Like hell I want them to vote.
Volunteer (shocked) :...Don't you want everyone to vote?
Girl: Hell, no. I want smart people to vote. I'm not signing some petition to help stupid people take part in making major decisions.Why do you think we're at war?
Volunteer (backing away): Well, uh...Ok. Have a nice day..(
Girl to friend: I love fucking with those guys. I hope that keeps her up tonight.
Friend: You are so going to hell.
Girl: That's nothing. I thought the polar bear dude earlier was going to cry by the time I was done with him.

- Pioneer Square
-- Overheard by Seal


BLOG said...

I think I'm in love. I screw with those guys all the time too.

Celine said...

I was going to say what blog said. I think I love that girl a little.

dalas v. said...

Yeah, this was excellent.

Heather said...

Ok, so she was just fucking with someone trying to do something decent. I hate that. (Also, stupid people are going to vote anyhow, so might as well try to bring them up to speed a bit.) People under 30 seem to think that everyone else exists for their entertainment. Snot.

Richard said...

That's frakking hilarious. You made me spit out dribbles of my morning tea dammit.

Anonymous said...

I had one of the "impartial voter registration" people running away by telling him he could discuss Obama with me if I could discuss Ron Paul with him. Works every time.