Ok, so I'm a Democrat running for a seat on the Planning and Zoning board (not to be confused with Parks & Recreation.)
One minute I join the Democratic Town Committee, the next minute I'm campaigning.
And all it took was someone I just met to say, "... we think you should run for Planning and Zoning."
Next Tuesday is election day, and I have no idea what to expect.
I will be out at the polls early (theoretically 6 a.m.) and I'll be one of those people who accost the voters at the walkway. I've always been so annoyed by 'those people.' Something about milling around like a vulture smacks of desperation to me, but I'll give it a go.
I suppose there are the few voters who are undecided, and they might take one look at me and say, "Sure, I'll vote for you!"
And then they'll walk inside and ask "Which row is the Republican ticket?"
After the polls close, we'll await returns at headquarters. In the end, I'll either be toasting my drinks or drowning in them.
Regardless of the outcome, it will be a cool experience. (yeah, sure, it's sort of like saying, "It's ok if I don't win the Oscar, just being nominated was an honor.")
I hope that the vacation day I am taking will be be worth it. I hoard vacation days in the event, however unlikely, that a pile of money will rain down on me, and I'll be able to take off to Europe for two weeks.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank my neighbors for putting my sign on their lawn. Awfully sweet of them!