Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is why Democratic Processes don't always work, lol

Especially for something as subjective as names, lol.

So anyway sorry to the curious for a delay in posting but I'm still recuperating from the overzealous high energy dynamite laden overly large gathering Sunday night....sheesh I only got home after 2am!

So following on from the Great Name Debacle which I put to a democratic vote with 10 selected friends & my mum (LOL)...this was what happened. 6/10 made the deadline...however it was an even three way split with 2 votes for each name. I got a 7th vote at the function but that one was a donkey one as she wasn't willing to choose from the three valid options...saying why can't I just use Zhen and train people to say it with the correct pronounciation? Due to timezone confusion I got an 8th vote after the deadline, and due to slackness with text I got a 9th way after the deadline and then two voters had a no show and didn't reply for various speculative reasons...lost their phone, no credit, absorbed in their own issues/having a crisis or bimboey not noting the deadline and will post me their answer in a letter, blah blah blah.

So yep, I think that was a good replication of the democratic process...if I accepted the votes that came after the official deadline perhaps there is a winner by a whisker...but at the end of the day I decided to be a fence sitter and keep my name but if it is too difficult I can just be "Z" and that is short for all the names in contention- haha so it really is a case of "call me what you like"! LOL, alas the exciting microcosmic "democratic process" was not so exciting after all...*sigh

In any case I guess the overly exciting :P night probably made up for it! Grandma was...is TIRED! STILL.

Oh and for any Aussies reading this, HAPPY MELBOURNE CUP DAY- MAY YOUR HORSIES FLY LIKE A CONCORDE! (as long as they don't beat mine, haha!)

6 comments:

HappyOrganist said...

I want you to know, Cody's laughing at you (and I only read the title)

HappyOrganist said...

are you gambling? (horses?)

Mallik said...

I liked ur profile

Evil Shannanigans said...

So I will just keep calling you Z then?

Which is pronounced ZED in Canadaland

Zz... said...

okay zhen please then...

JJ Beazley said...

Glad that's sorted. It's surprising what a difference it makes when you're not sure what somebody's name is. Must ponder the reason for that.