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Best excuses for not voting.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by tolkien28, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. tolkien28

    tolkien28 Occasional commenter

    I recall the last general election in 2017, a child asking me " Miss who did you vote for yesterday" I explained that was between me and the ballot box. He then went on to explain that his mum had not voted the previous day "because she was getting her nails done!" I had to pick my chin up off the floor.
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  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Presumably nothing to do with a coffin lid?
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  4. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Wild horses couldn't stop me. Much good it'll do. I suspect Scotland will wake up on Friday morning with a Tory govt in Westminster despite the fact few people up here vote for them. Same old same old. On a happier note, maybe this will encourage more people living here to vote for Indy, come the day.
    vannie, Jamvic, nomad and 2 others like this.
  5. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Reasons for not voting. Ummm.... Johnson, Corbyn, Farage, Swinson..... It's an unpopularity contest.
    But I'll be voting.
  6. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Having to leave for work before 7am, where work is miles from home and there is a Christmas function you won't be home from until after 10pm.

    But Ill be voting
  7. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I’m off to Poland right now. Last minute. No time to organise a postal vote. My absence won’t make an iota of difference to the Tory majority in my constituency sadly. :(
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  8. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    By the greatest coincidence, I too am getting my nails done tomorrow. I've never known it take 15hrs.
    sabrinakat, Jamvic, tolkien28 and 2 others like this.
  9. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

  10. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    Not related to the thread but I like this fake 70's election poster too.

    We'll be stuck with something similar for real this coming Friday.

  11. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Blimey!! The face on that poster is seriously scary! :eek:
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I did try to vote, Miss, but then the dog ate my ballot paper before I could put it in the box.
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    As long as it was eaten before it went into the box, you may ask for another ballot paper.
    Carp excuse.
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  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter


    :D :D :D
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  15. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Yes, but what if everybody has "a very good reason" like yours?
    How do you know they don't?

    Here is my only excuse personally not to vote, which I haven't actually yet had to use, but never say never etc

    "I died"
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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  16. Mathsteach2

    Mathsteach2 Established commenter

    This is easily answered by me as an anarchist: "Don't vote, the government always gets in".
  17. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I didn’t try to justify my reason. I’ve gone because I could. Pure hedonism. And they weren’t all on the plane yesterday: just me and a load of homeward bound Poles. And it’s proper cold here...
  18. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    If you don't vote, you can't moan.

    A cliche, I know.
  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Spoiling one's vote is fair enough. At least a point has been made. Not bothering is despicable.

    Ooh - hark at me. I didn't know how sanctimonious I could be.

    However, my point still stands. Get down to the voting station and do your duty.
  20. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Yes. That means YOU. ****** the weather and ****** the "I don't trust any of them" excuses. Forget your democratic right. Perform your democratic duty.
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