Dear fresh-faced volunteer:
I am registered to vote. No, I am not registered at my current address; yes I will be voting absentee. No, I do not want to hear your "non-partisan" position on global warming or the war in Iraq. My decision to vote, and how, are entirely my own business. Your desire to increase voting turnout among young citizens is admirable. It's just enough to stop me from making a scene when you ask me if I'm registered for the UMPTEENTH EFFING TIME. For now.