A friend asked me to help distribute political signs to some precincts in the areas near my home, and I agreed to do it, even though (as I told her) no political sign in the street, road or polling place ever made anyone decide for whom to vote. Plus, the signs are unsightly and in my opinion, they should be outlawed. But I wanted to help, and so I said yes.
I called the person who was responsible for passing out the signs this morning and gave him the names/numbers of six precincts where I would be willing to put signs, and he said that was good. I promised to be there by 1pm.
Arriving at 1:05pm (after having a little trouble locating his office), he couldn't find those signs. When he checked a list, he discovered that the precinct signs I had signed up for had already been picked up by someone else - before I called that morning.
Wouldn't you suppose that he would have checked the numbers while I was on the phone and let me know not to bother coming??? I guess that would have been too easy.
He did save me a lot of miles on the car and at the cost of gas, I should be happy about that, but I am frustrated. When people volunteer to do something for the good of someone or some group, their time should be used wisely. Mine wasn't and I am not pleased.