I do my bit and of course I vote, but I have a realistic view of what might and might not change, and so I vote, but I also pray that my situation is taken care of by God.
And then there are those who can't be bothered to go vote, and then want to have a big, fat moan about this and that in the country.
That makes me crazy.
Oh, there's a third group who feel like they need to convince everyone else to vote for their party.
I'm in a new team and the person sitting right next to me is a big supporter of the ruling party and was telling all of us to "vote properly". Oh my SOUL!
There was another who is a card-carrying member of the E. F. F. who was not as bad as the one above, but very vocal too.
All that to say... South Africans, I hoped you voted!
It was freezing yesterday and windy. Brrrr.
It is never ever my intention to get up early to go stand in a queue. I understand some like to "get it over and done with" but I like to breeze in and out.
You've got to plan it well - at lunch when people are hungry or late afternoon when most are done. Not that early morning sprint or the one from 5 onwards before the polling stations close.
It felt very decadent yesterday to have people over but it was perfect. When Robyn and kids left, I decided to work on photos for a bit and then go vote.
I ended up leaving the house well after 3:30 - one last visiting the loo, grabbing jacket, grabbing book, telling Connor to grab a book and jacket, and eventually we were out and got to the station at 3.55. We parked, walked to the hall, voted, took selfies and were back at the car at 4.00. Perfect.
We were so quick we decided to have a bit of a drive around the neighbourhood too.
How was your public holiday/ voting day?
Are you vocal about how you vote?
PPS this is day 5 of writing daily for 20 mins :)