Before I start my post, let me put forth my usual disclaimer, which is that my part of town sucks. Oh god, it sucks. It’s nasty and ugly and the people are mean and there are absolutely no cute children laughing in their back yards where you can see while you’re out raking your leaves. It’s inconvenient to everything. The school where I had to vote was staffed by ugly, mean, petty people who kick you once you’re done. It’s terrible, terrible, terrible. DO NOT MOVE HERE AND SPOIL IT FOR ME.
Anyway, I went to vote this morning at the grade school right around the corner and it was so awesome. Everyone was friendly and charming and the little old lady who had me sign the giant book was keeping tabs on how many left-handed people were voting and she told me (as I am a left-hander) that in the hour and a half they’d been opened, three more left-handed people had voted than right handed people. Which is, she remarked, pretty remarkable when you figure that we make up such a small proportion of the population.
I said it was obvious proof that left-handed people were more civic minded. She smiled and said, “Now I never said that.”
But it’s obvious.