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Democracy on Speed

Posted by intrepid_intern on 2006.07.14 at 21:35
Elisa's Note: Yeah, this entry is going up late. As usual, you can blame Will.

Well, it's summertime, and the Kool-Aid is punchy here at Campaign Academy HQ. After morning arts n' crafts, my block-walking team and I went out on a Lit Drop Relay before we were due back for the big canoe race. (We tried having a color war, but everybody wanted to be blue.)

Anyway, in the shiny, happy precinct to which we were assigned, we have reason to believe that some of the streets listed on our walk sheets do not, in fact, exist. In addition, the streets that did appear to have actual geographical locations were mainly cutesy cul-de-sacs, spread too far apart to get to without some serious driving. Enter the Lit Drop Relay. Each time my team pulled up to a cul-de-sac, three things would happen in rapid succession:

1. I would whip out the walk sheets, complete with names, addresses, and voter history, and call out the numbers of the houses that needed surveys.

2. I would invariably curse and mutter, then shout out revisions of what I'd just said.

3. We would all sprint (except for Cyrus, that slacker) to the one or two houses that we needed to hit, then sprint back to the getaway car and get the hell out of there-- only to peer at the map in confusion for the next ten to fifteen minutes, looking for the next cul-de-sac.

Using this efficient model, we managed to drop off surveys at 189 houses this morning, making for a daily total of 257.

Yes, it's impressive, I know. However, the real success of the day was when yours truly finally hit the bulls-eye during archery.

I hear tomorrow we're making friendship bracelets.


(Anonymous) at 2006-07-15 19:48 (UTC) (Link)

Friendship Bracelets...

My bracelet is going to be blue and white. Blue representing water...that important liquid we crave every 5 seconds while walking the "walk sheets". White...well, the wind? But what campaign block-walker wouldn't love an arctic wind blowing whilst they walk in 107.5 degree heat. I just remembered blue=democrat, so that too.
(Anonymous) at 2006-07-17 19:24 (UTC) (Link)

From Ellie

Wear sunscreen.
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