Friday, July 16, 2010

Electioneering and caretaking

So, as a servant who is young in the service (as they say, Yoda-like), I'll be going through my first-ever caretaker period during the electioneering. While part of me thinks it's a bit exciting, another part of me thinks it might be five different kinds of boring, because the Decision Maker won't be making any Decisions which presumably means that the delegates also will be decision-free for the next five weeks. Which means a fantastic opportunity to catch up on a bit of filing and complete all those other tasks we should have finished n (days/weeks/months/years) ago. All of which we are heartily sick of because they are no long New and Thrilling and suchlike adjectives, but are Routine instead.

On the other hand, it's an election! And that means the local school might have a sausage sizzle, cake stall, lamington drive or second-hand book stall. Hurrah for democracy.


kazari said...

Well, they will be decision free after the writs are signed. Which means three days of mayhem first...
but then filing and sausage sizzles and all fun things. Last time round we had a special person with a special hat measuring around the polling station with a rope. Just to make sure the various party how-to-vote people didn't get to close.
i'd never seen that before : )

Penthe said...

Oh. A great start to the week, then.