...in my life, I mean.

Friday, September 12

Peer Pressure

After taking my first self-guided tour as a new Ohio University bobcat, I noticed something unique about the campus. It wasn't the picturesque red brick buildings or the ridiculous leg toning hills - I already figured that out my tour here as a junior in high school.

It was the advertisers.

Or at least that's what I call them.

They would probably consider themselves public servants, but their annoyance level is par with any storm of internet pop up ads. Fellow students know what I'm talking (or rather, blogging) about.

It's those people who rush up to you when you're with your friends or on your cell phone, the ones with a clipboard and pen in their hand shouting, "Are you registered to vote?! Have you registered to vote yet? Huh? Huh?!?!?"

My god.

Okay, I KNOW it's my civic duty as an American citizen to vote, I KNOW this election is going into the history books, but seriously, you only need to register once. ONCE. In your entire life. Just once. These people were at precollege too, that's where I signed up. There's only so many times you can send your recruits out on campus for so many hours a day before you start seeing and bugging the same people.

I can't even think about what it's going to be like on November 4th.
Pure Chaos.
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Anonymous said...

Ah, cut them a little slack. They're volunteering because they are passionate, and that's respectable. There are thousands of people here, so it's hard to remember faces. It may be annoying, but it's more reassuring than total apathy, right?

A.G.B said...

Here, here. I am not sure their intentions are pure, either. It seems to me that if you are encouraging people to vote on a public university's campus, you are probably a little left leaning.