In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A VARIETY OF VOTERS

The Decisives - straight into the booth, pencil grabbed, X engraved onto the ballot paper and out in a flash.

The Ditherers - into the booth, can be heard humming, teeth-sucking and sighing, before adding a lightly etched X to the ballot paper.

The Spoilers - those with the pantomime villain smirk, into the booth to scribble a message across all the names that would make a maiden aunt blush well into next week.

The Secret Agents- preferring a booth with a curtain to draw or else crouching down to shield the ballot paper with a crooked arm rather like a school kid hiding exam answers.

The Creasers- taking their sweet time to fold their ballot papers into perfect squares, the smaller the better, before popping them into the box.

The Obsessive Compulsives - bringing their own pencils and a pairs of Marigolds to avoid contamination.

The Conscientious Objectors - giving it large down the pub that the candidates are all a bunch of losers of doubtful parentage.

The Dozers-On-The-Sofa-Mumbling-While-Jeremy-Kyle-Is-On-TV: "Election, what election?"



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