Posted on Wednesday 30 May 2012
I have been following the elections in Egypt semi-closely.
I have read 2 comments that gave me pause. I wanted to share them.
The first was from a friend of a friend. She was riding in a taxi. Apparently, it is very common to have a taxi driver ask
“Who are you voting for” during the ride.
This woman had, to her, a surprisingly in depth and intelligent conversation about the issues with the taxi driver.
The taxi driver could tell that she was surprised by his insights. He replied:
I maybe illiterate, but I am not stupid.
Another was a tweet from a woman working in a polling station. The woman was wearing a veil on her face. When asked which candidate she was casting her vote for, she replied: Sabahi.
The poller was surprised that the woman in the veil was not voting for one of the Islamist candidates and said so.
The woman replied:
The veil is upon my face, not my mind.