Monday, 28 February 2011

我没投过票 ... (I have not voted before)

I was out with WP activists on our routine Sunday house visits yesterday. Ever since the release of the new electoral boundaries, I must say that we are creating quite a buzz wherever we go.

Even the toilet was not spared :)

Frieda and I visited the toilet during lunch break before moving off. When we were about to leave the toilet, the toilet attendant, estimated to be in her 60s pointed to the logo of the light blue T-shirt and asked, '你们是做什么的?'

‘我们来自工人党,是新加坡的一个政治团体', was my reply to her then I went on to explain that we were having our lunch break here after house visits in the morning.

She looked at us blankly and said, '我不知道什么来的'.

I thought I knew why she said that but to reaffirm, I asked her this, '请问你有投过票吗?'

‘我没投过票,不懂什么', was her immediate response.

My heart sank, I was right. She doesn't even know what voting is let alone know the other political parties. Or she probably did but it was so long ago that she had forgotten.

Voting is compulsory.

1 comment:

Lam Chun See said...

I know what is voting ... but I am not so sure what it is like to vote becos I have only once (maybe twice) in my 58 years.

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