Why?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cetawin, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I ask you...why is it that people will ask you "Who are you voting for?" and if you decline to answer they harrass you until you do and IF you say I am voting for X they proceed to tell you that you are wrong? Then they try to debate the issues with you and why your candidate is wrong and why theirs is right.

    WHY? :thun

    I was taught that if you did not want to hear the answer, don't ask the question. So why ask me something if you do not want to hear my answer? It is not like you are going to sit there and in the two minutes I listen to you, change my mind so why ask?

    It is one thing to have a discussion and discuss your views and opinions when that is the purpose but to ask me in the grocery store and then jump down my throat because you do not agree. [​IMG]

    Rant over.... we return you to your normal scheduled BYC activity.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I just stare at the bridge of their nose (It looks like I am starign them down). When they are done I remind them that "ballots are secret for a reason, please respect that."
    And if they persist, tell them to MYOB.
     
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I've ever had anyone ask me that. [​IMG]
     
  4. inudat12

    inudat12 Out Of The Brooder

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    You haven't met mt mil nor my grandmother.

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  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL...

    Politics are so personal - I'd NEVER ask anyone who they were voting for. Either they agree with you and you stand there and bond and become compadres or they disagree with you and you fight over who's right!

    I'd be offended though, if someone asked me. I wouldn't know how to answer to be honest. Not because I don't know who I'm voting for but because of the fallout from the conversation that would ensue. [​IMG]
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Politics ARE personal. People take them serious because the outcomes matter. They directly affect each of us.

    Having that level of impact, people tend to invest in them emotionally, too. Often enough when people ask who you want to vote for, they are really asking about YOU. The basic truth, the Question we all want the answer to is, "Can you be trusted?"

    It is an emotional question, from an emotional person who takes what politics represent seriously.

    Or, they're just being nosy cranks, spoiling or a fight.
     
  7. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
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    I just tell them I don't vote!!! Usually starts a bigger debate, but one easier to get out of!!!! I hate justifying my decisions, so I just say neither! I agree with MYOB!!!
     
  8. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Ya'll are way to nice!!! [​IMG]

    MYOB is the first words out of my mouth but I can assure
    you they are not as nice a BYOB lol and that is not just about
    plo a ticks.. If I want ya to know I will tell you otherwise keep
    your nose where it belongs. [​IMG]
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Hmmm... perhaps answer "Humphrey the Third Earl of Corningware. He promises a chicken in every casserole dish. He's a wild card candidate, but I really think he has a chance." Then smile sweetly and walk away.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I don't think I've ever had anyone ask me that. Maybe it's just obvious which side I'm on [​IMG]
     

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