Here Comes the JUDGE

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Unfortunately, "the Judge" in this case is not a 1969 Pontiac GTO, a car I would LOVE to own.

I'm an election judge this year for my county, and tonight is my "required training" for the big event. Three hours of "Elections 101," held at the Smart Boy's High School.

In our county, election judges are paid employees, so after the August 12th election, I'll be paid for my training and my time at the polling place. I believe the total is $150.00 before taxes, and another $125.00 if I work in November, also. I would of done it whether they paid me or not, but $275.00 will pay for a few pedicures, so there you go.

The only problem is that I had to sign up at the Democratic caucus, and now the local Democrats have my contact information. They very kindly passed that on to every Democratic fund-raising organization in the world, and they won't stop calling.

The price I pay for democracy, I guess.

15 comments:

WWIIMartin said...

Dear One,

As I'm an old retired English professor, This is to correct your English.
You wrote: "...would of done it..." when you meant 'would have'
Do mind your grammar, dear; otherwise you'd be taken for a RepuGlican.
Lovingly,
Mr. Chips

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, WWIIMartin. I think. :-)

I don't think anyone who's read my space would confuse me with a "RepuGlican," but I'll mind my grammar.

Random Michelle K said...

I think the solution is to always write it as a contraction (would've), which is how we speak and why it is often written "would of" because we don't pronounce the "h" in have.

In fact, y'all should've used more contractions, just cuz that's how we're'll speakin' nowadays.

Eric said...

If Janiece's blog has more contractions, does that mean it's about to give birth? Should I have some boiling water on and dig up clean towels just in case, or do we have time to get it to a hospital?

I know it's supposed to be a magical process, but frankly I'm a little scared.

Janiece Murphy said...

Eric, I'm quite sure my blog has had its 'tubes tied, so there's really nothing to worry about.

Random Michelle K said...

Eric, I think boiling water is the task given to men so they stay the hell out of the way.

But I could be wrong.

Eric said...

Staying out of the way. Now that's a plan I like.

(Runs off to stay out of the way.)

John the Scientist said...

"supposed to be a magical process,"

'til the doc breaks out the big-assed scissors.

What? What?

Janiece Murphy said...

John, my "magical process" included a spinal and an emergency cesarean.

The magic of modern medicine, baby.

Random Michelle K said...

I've seen a film of an episiotomy.

It clinched the deal for me not wanting children.

Jim Wright said...

Um, I have no idea what the hell this comment thread is about.

Leave it to an old english teaching to just derail the whole dammed thing.

Anyway, way to do the democracy thing, Janiece. And a tip, to get the deomocrats to quit called, start answering your phone "Ralph Nadar Headquarters, may I have your name please?"

Jim Wright said...

old english teacher, dammit. Teacher, not teaching.

My hands, they're just not working very well today. Stupid wet rain. Stupid nerve damage.

Steve Buchheit said...

::sits giggling::

I'm an elected Democrat and they don't send me anything or call me for money.

Janiece Murphy said...

Yeah, Steve, I think I'm special.

The training was a mind-numbing, but I paid attention because I'm going to need to know the process on election day.

Carol Elaine said...

Way to go, Janiece! And thank you for reminding me to sign up to be a poll worker. I've done it a couple of times before and had a blast!

(Ignoring all the stuff about birthing and cesareans and spinal and such...)