...it was someone I've known for a long time.
"Hey! How's it going? Have you voted yet?" I said.
"I'm not voting. I'm just really burnt out on the whole political process," they said.
"Oh," I said, weakly. "I'm really sorry to hear that." And the person was gone.
I've never been good with a snappy comeback, but this is a new low. I think it's lower than the time I was getting mugged and eventually yelled, weakly, "Let go of me!" But at least I hit that person as hard as I could. Now I just keep thinking of all the things I could've said, e.g., "You're too burnt out to fill in a circle with a pen so we don't have a goddamn monster running the country?" Et cetera. Et cetera. Et cetera.
I am now doing penance via last-minute phone banking for Obama. It is really easy to sign up—click on #3 over here.