Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Post Election Car Conversation

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything here for over a month. And so much has happened since then. My parents were here for a visit, then went on a cruise, then came back for a few more days. We had a historic day yesterday with a historic turn of events for this country. By the way, the next person on TV that says AN HISTORIC DAY is going to get a letter to his editor. As far as I know the rule for changing A to AN is when you have a vowel after it. And English is not my first language, but I am pretty sure that the letter H is not a vowel. It's A HOTEL, A HAMBURGER and A HISTORIC EVENT. Not AN HOTEL, AN HAMBURGER and never AN HISTORIC EVENT.

Moving right along.

As usual, one of my favorite times during the day is listening to the car conversations of pre-schoolers car-pooling to school with me in the mornings. And today was no exception. They were just chatting away in the back so I turned on CNN on my XM radio for a bit and obviously they were talking about the elections. Hilarity ensued:

E: Mr. Amir, I know who the president is.
K: Who?
E: Barack Obama!
K: Is that true, Abba?
Abba: Yes it is sweetie. They had the elections yesterday and it looks like Barack Obama won.
E: My sister voted for Barack Obama. (His sister turns 7 in a few months).
Abba: Oh, really? Who did you vote for?
E: I voted for John McCain. But today I think I will vote for Obama.
Abba: Why are you going to change your vote?
E: Obama looks better than McCain.
K: But there already is a president right now. Right Abba?
Abba: That's right. The president right now is George Bush but Obama will be the new president starting in January.
K: Why do they need a new president when there already is one?
Abba: Well, every four years people can vote for a new president. Doesn't that sound like a good idea?
K: Yes, it does!
Abba: Do you know how old you have to be to be able to vote?
E: I voted yesterday.
K: Mommy voted too!
Abba: That's great, but do you know how old you have to be?
E: I voted yesterday.
Abba: Well actually, you can't vote until you're 18 years old.
E: Yes, we can!
K: No, you can't!
E: YES, WE CAN!

And there you have it. The voice of a new generation. And a catchy campaign slogan.

1 comments:

The Levy's said...

Tomorrow should be a doosie - ALL 4 kids!

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