10 Things I hate About Elections Day

By | February 2, 2012

1- Even though the elections are held in schools there is absolutely no where to park because the school parking is sealed off! Laish y3ni? Not everyone can afford a driver you know!

2- The crowds! Especially given that elections happen inside schools. The way these women fight to enter the election room in that school vividly takes me back to maq9af fighting days. No respect for a queue whatsoever and they demand political reform. 3aib Wallah.

3- Elsha66a elzayda in the women or girls who come up to you as you are going to the elections room and they scream “Flan Al-Flany remember haa” or “3lanata el3lantany mo tensain!” EXCUSE ME!? Do you think that I came to the elections center without thinking about who to elect? Do you think that because you, a complete stranger, reminded me of the existence of someone in the elections that I will vote for him or her? Leave me alone! For the love of god leave me alone and go harass someone else! Wj3!

4- El emkhozar. I don’t get why I need to get dressed up to vote especially given I will be waiting a long time on my feet. I know khezny o akhezik is Kuwaiti’s favorite activity but can’t you for one day in your life control yourselves and realize elections doesn’t really need to be accessorized with loubies and berkins?5-

5- Searching for raqam elqaid! I dont remember what that is, I got so nervous at the thought of having to memorize it I almost forgot it!

6- The hushy hush feeling inside the elections room. I always get nervous and scared whenever I am inside. I always feel like I will do something terribly wrong. Madry laish?

7- When you are handed the paper, the names are all printed out closely together and you suddenly lose the gifts of sight and memory. Last time I had trouble finding the people I was voting for

8- This year they had chipped wooden chairs for us to sit on while waiting our turn. Whenever someone goes inside we all had to slide down musical chairs style. If you are not careful your beautiful knit cos blouse will catch on the shards of the chair and bye bye blouse!!!

9- When you are done and while you are walking out no one talks to you, no one looks at you and no one even offers you a cup of water! Masra3 ma nesaytona!

10- In the next few months when you read the newspapers and realize that you did nothing at all to change our politics and therefore our future. That you’ve been fed long and wide dreams and that nothing is going to change.That is the worst thing about the elections ever :(


16 Comments

oad on February 2, 2012 at 14:26.

‘3lanata el3lantany mo tensain!” EXCUSE ME!? Do you think that I came to the elections center without thinking about who to elect?’

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‘Searching for raqam elqaid! I dont remember what that is, I got so nervous at the thought of having to memorize it I almost forgot it!’

‘When you are handed the paper, the names are all printed out closely together and you suddenly lose the gifts of sight and memory.’

‘Last time I had trouble finding the people I was voting for’

Don’t ever stop being you.

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Mithos on February 2, 2012 at 14:44.

Everything you said is 100% true, but regarding point 10. I believe at least you tried to change something, so the thought counts ;) For me i don’t vote at all, because i don’t know who is saying the truth anymore. I am waiting for my friends to grow up and be part of it. At least i will vote for people that i really trust, since we went through a lot together :P

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danderma on February 3, 2012 at 22:11.

If you are waiting for people you trust then you will never vote :)
You must search, ask, listen, ask some more, decide what you really want in your candidate, then take a very huge leap of faith and go ahead and vote. Only with experience in the Parliament would you be able to judge and measure a person’s ability. At least this year I knew who I did not want in representing me!

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A7mad on February 2, 2012 at 15:57.

Your ability to find negative nonsense in what should be a beautiful experience is amazing. Allah yhaneech.

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danderma on February 3, 2012 at 22:14.

My my I’m sorry did I rain on your parade? Did I ruin your happiness with the “Democratic Wedding”? Poor you boo hoo!

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7amood on February 4, 2012 at 11:58.

you should learn how to accept criticism..

anyway, most of the things listed above are exclusive to women. it doesnt take us men 15mins to vote, and no one cares what we wear and what we dont.

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danderma on February 4, 2012 at 12:56.

Then if its exclusive to women don’t you dare say its nonsense. Belittling someone’s opinion is not criticism. Its plain vulgar rudeness.

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7amood on February 4, 2012 at 13:52.

i never said its nonsense. anyway, the less you care about what other people think of you and your opinions the happier you will be.

take care.

Just on February 2, 2012 at 18:04.

loool I was thinking of writing a similar post, but right now I’ve changed my mind; I’m inspired to write something else instead! ;P

btw, I’m gonna quote you & say: “If you’re not checking my blog & not sharing your thoughts, Shda3wa ya 7afoth?!” LOL ;PPP

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danderma on February 3, 2012 at 22:08.

looooool :p
That’s my phrase o its on loan until you come up with a better one ;)

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Just on February 4, 2012 at 00:08.

heehee isn’t that from m”My Best friend’s Wedding”? Absolutely adore this movie; my #1 fave!!! <3<3<3

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Just on February 3, 2012 at 02:46.

I just posted the post I was telling you about! Inspired by this post; would love if you checked it out! (just click on my name to be directed to the post! I’d be more that happy and greatly appreciative if you’d shared your thoughts!)

Peace everyone! ^_^

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danderma on February 3, 2012 at 22:26.

insha2 Allah :)

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Randy on February 3, 2012 at 13:38.

i’m beginning to realize there really is no such thing as democracy in this world …

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danderma on February 3, 2012 at 22:08.

How so?

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Jacqui on February 5, 2012 at 02:29.

Until Kuwait becomes 1 District without any prejudices o racism I will refrain from voting. No one is deserving and those who might be are not in the district I am part of (I also refuse to illegally change my district just so I can vote for flan o 3elan) Kuwait doesn’t deserve all that is happening to it and I am ashamed by their actions.

At this moment in time I am against a thing called Parliment because for the past couple of years nothing good has come out of it other than banning Star Academy concerts :P (no but seriously nothing good ever came out of it).

But your post did make me laugh a bit :P So kudos!

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