This week's Five Minute Friday prompt is Look.
Look! It's Saturday. I can't seem to find the five minutes on a Friday.
My sister and I both registered to vote (yay! - sidenote: I hope you are too). We are not registered with the same party. In the past 6 weeks or so this has led to an unprecedented amount of mail. With online bill pay, we don't get a lot of mail other than the store ads and a few magazine subscriptions.
Every day we play a game, "Guess how many political ads are in the mailbox?" We each make a guess and then get the mail. Sometimes we even get more than one ad for the same candidate (there is a local candidate who must have a large budget for glossy bulk fliers printed on card stock).
Some of them are in bad taste, such as the one that had the candidates head superimposed over the cartoon image of a caveman dragging a woman by his hair. Some of them are positive - just telling what the candidate is about and not bashing anyone.
Aside from the Look at the mail game, it's Look at social media. This week I got a synopsis of the debate by reading my friend's news feeds. And that my friends is how a phrase like binders full of women goes viral in under 12 hours. It's a whole new world. Look!
I can't wait until the election is over.
To participate in these scribing shenanigans either today or next week visit
Lisa-Jo's page here on Friday (or Saturday) then write for
five minutes on the topic she provides. Then you can post a link to your post on
her page. Finally show some love to the person who posted before you.