So this morning I ask my wife who never has much to say politically, who she’s going to vote for. " NDP " she responds.
That was the wrong thing to say. She’s been listening to my eldest daughter who manages a day care centre and won’t stand in her way. I realize I have to accept her choice, and being the conservative environmentalist that I am, I see an opportunity to reduce both our carbon footprints. It will be at least a six mile trip.
“Well let’s both of us refrain from voting today” I say. After all in our riding it will only be NDP or Conservative (my choice). She gives me the hairy eyeball.
I’m thinking of not taking her with me. Why should I ? I’ll feel so stupid going on an exercise merely to cancel the vote of my passenger. But then she’ll take her own vehicle and release even more carbon into the atmosphere, and spend our money on a dwindling resource.
As a good citizen I’ll have to take her.