I received a phone call this evening just before I was heading out to do laundry.

"Hello, am I speaking to Mr. Gord Spence?"
"You certainly are... what can I do for you?"
"I'm calling on behalf of your local MP, Pat Davidson, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the Conservative Party of Canada. We'd like to know if you would be voting for the Conservative Party in the upcoming election."
A beat.
"Ma'am, I don't mean any offense to you, but, Hell NO."
"Haha, ok. You have a good night, sir."
"You too! Bye!"

I think the proper description for that experience is "cathartic". It felt good to be honest with someone who really wanted to know my opinion. I wonder how many people answered that call with the same response as mine... I hope lots. Sarnia's a bellweather for elections. Lets see if we can't get an NDPer or a Green elected for a change!

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