I got a little annoyed last night. As I'm sure you know, yesterday there was a special election in MA to fill the vacated Senate seat left by the late Ted Kennedy. There were two candidates, a Democrat and a Republican (shocker...I so wish we were a multi-party system, but don't get me started on that!). My facebook status said the following-
Lexilooo hopes that all you Massholes remember to vote!
One friend commented and said "...and not just for Lexilooo's preferred candidate."
Nowhere in my status did I mention either candidate or the one that I prefer. Honestly? I don't know which candidate I prefer. I don't know enough about either to have an educated opinion. I do not, and have never voted for someone purely because of their political party, nor would I, as it isn't right for me. I am technically, registered to one party, yet I do not always vote that way. I vote for the person, not the party, the person that I feel is best for the position. I'm very much an Independent.
In college, I was very involved with campus politics and the state and national chapter for one of the parties. When I moved to DC, I worked on the Hill for a Congressman of that same party. Now, I don't always vote for that party. It depends on the person. People know this about me, it is hardly a secret what I did and how involved I was.
It just annoyed me that this friend (who I rarely talk to, by the way) assumed that I would prefer one over the other, simply because of their party. Maybe I am taking it too seriously, and she meant nothing by the comment, or was joking, but still, I was annoyed. I hate when people make assumptions about me, I really do. I try not to assume anything about people, just because of one thing or another.
Maybe I'm just too sensitive.