Written by Mariem ELTagoury

Couch Potato Alert!
Couch Potato Alert!

12- I went the last time and my candidate didn’t win! [Part of democracy is allowing others to have their way at times; it’s not always going to be your say! That would be a dictatorship.]

11- I don’t have a ride! [Most commissions (legan) are just a walk away. If not, hitch a ride with a friend or just take a cab!]

10- I’m too busy! [You have two days to vote!]

9- The line is too long, the people there are weird, and it’s too hot! [Should we just wait while the cushion under your behind gets fluffed?]

8- This country has gone to the dogs, I don’t even care anymore! [If you’re wondering about who is responsible for the dismal state of affairs, it is people like YOU who keeping saying stuff like THAT!]

7- I don’t believe I should take part in an elections process I don’t believe in, I made that obvious by sharing every objectionable post on my wall on Facebook! [We don’t either! Evolution didn’t agree with you!]

6- There’s violence on the streets everyday; I fear for my life! [Let’s get this straight; thousands of soldiers and drafted young men are dying for your safety and you won’t danger your ass to go vote to change the current situation for yourself & them!?]


5- I’m angry for the people who are dying and the activists who are getting arrested! [That’s the spirit. You staying home will surely force the powers that be to RETHINK THE CONCEPT OF DEMOCRACY.]

4- My not voting is a vote against the system! [Please, refer to the previous point]

3- Politicians are all the same! [The same in that they all have the power to directly affect our lives and their jobs are 100% dependent on our approval? Yes, in that way they are all the same.]

2- I can’t choose between the two [So you’re not in love with either of the candidates; we’re assuming you were in love with the job you took, the faculty you majored in and every other detail in your life. If you’re at a legit voting age, you should know by now that we don’t always make choices in life because we love them: We have to make some choices because our future depends on it]

1- My vote won’t make a difference! [Your presence makes a difference! it says you’re a positive citizen who cares about how the country is run. Your presence states that you voice matters]