Tuesday, July 20, 2010

culture shock

It's an election year in Hawaii. This means that everyone running has their election signs just about everywhere.

I think the law in Hawaii is that the sign needs to be on private property...kind of an eye sore, right??

And then there are the sign wavers...people who stand out in the hot sun waving, trying to get your attention for their candidate, hopefully not causing you to get into an accident in the process as you drive past.

But, you know what? I would take this type of campaigning any day over the type that Japan has which I've written about here and here.

Like we say, "lucky you live Hawaii".


Jude said...

Such a fun slice of Hawaiian life in these posts! This brings back memories (including of people standing around waving huge shaka-hand signs :)...

K and S said...

Thanks Jude :)

Have a nice week.

Rowena said...

I'm out of the loop on island politics (it's time for a new governor?), but seeing the pic of the sign waver/holder...yes, lucky we live(d) Hawaii!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I find sign wavers VERY annoying--they cover both sides of the main road to my house and slow traffic--argh! But I guess they are better than the loud speakers driving around in Japan. ;-)

OkiHwn said...

Yah Kat, those ridiculous sound trucks roaming the neighborhoods are/were a really bad!

K and S said...

New everything as far as I can see Rowena ;)

Wow both sides of the road is a bit much Debinhawaii ;)

Oh I cannot stand 'um Nate :(

Take care everyone.

Lori said...

Oh yeah these are irritating... and it'll only get worse from now, on the roads and TV. :(
But like you say, could be worse so gotta be thankful! :)

K and S said...

I wonder how other States campaign Lori??

Take care.

jalna said...

I agree, I'd take sign wavers over noise any day.

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna :)

Take care.