If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
"Can you come meet me at the DPS office? I don't know what to do."
"You walk up to the counter and tell the lady you need to renew your license since you just turned 18. She knows what to do."
"Which counter? There's more than one line. I'm confused."
So I spent the afternoon at the DPS office helping my daughter renew her license. She could have asked someone which line to stand in, but she doesn't like to talk to strangers. Maybe it's my fault. Did I overdo the stranger danger thing?
I helped her get in the line at the counter with the big sign above it that said, "Check in here." While in line she informed me she wasn't going to register to vote because someone told her it costs money. Her history teacher gets a FAIL. Poll taxes are illegal and when I studied history that was kind of a big deal. It shouldn't surprise me they would want to leave out incriminating details like that since it is now the "triangle trade" instead of the slave trade. The lady behind the counter and I convinced her to check yes and keep her options open. In the U.S., you have the option to vote if you register, but you are not required. If you don't register, you cannot vote.
We were given a number and directed to have a seat and wait until it was called. While we were waiting, she sat 4 chairs away from me, not talking to anyone while I struck up a conversation with anyone who was willing to talk to me. The lady next to me said her mother used to sell Avon. She left with one of my brochures and I left with her contact information to add to my email list. Hooray! A potential new customer!
After more than an hour's wait, our number was finally called to go stand in another line, hand in her paperwork, pay her fee, read the eye chart, and get her new photo taken. While standing in the second line, I noticed she had checked the no box for becoming an organ donor.
"What do you think you're going to need them for after you're dead?"
"I don't know, but that's weird."
"It's weird to save someone's life with something that's no longer of any use to you?"
"Well you know if they call me I'm donating your organs."
"Well I'm kinda hoping that when I die you'll already be dead."
I'm hoping I go first, too.