What do you mean you didn't vote?

Remember that scene in You’ve Got Mail? (Of course, you do and you don’t even know what scene it is yet!) It’s the scene where Meg Ryan‘s character tells her extremely politically-involved boyfriend that she didn’t vote in the last election. Didn’t vote? Who doesn’t vote? Oh, Meg Ryan in the blockbuster hit You’ve Got Mail:

“I have something to tell you. I didn’t vote. In the last mayoral election… when Rudy Giuliani was running against Ruth Messinger… I went to get a manicure. And forgot to vote.”

To which her boyfriend (Greg Kinnear) says: “It’s okay. I forgive you.”

Forgive her? You forgive her?! Is this what makes a relationship?! Whether or not someone votes? For some it does, while others couldn’t give a fuck.

With the big election day less than two weeks away, it’s something to consider — this whole whether or not you’d stay with someone who doesn’t take advantage of a freedom that many countries don’t even offer their people. But is it really that bad if someone doesn’t vote? Does it make them a horrible partner/lover/boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife? I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe not. I wouldn’t date someone who doesn’t vote, but I also wouldn’t date someone who wears white socks.

How about you?

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