A tale from my first experience as a poll worker last Tuesday: On Election Day the sash cord broke on one of the voting machines in the precinct where I was working as a poll worker. The curtain couldn't be closed to permit a secret ballot. The Judge of Elections took the machine out of service and sent for a techinician who arrived an hour later and spent about 10 minutes working on the machine. As he came out of the polling station another poll worker asked: "Well, is the machine fixed?" The technician replied as he hurried on to his next assignment: "Now, now, we don't like to use the 'F-word' on Election Day. The word is 'repaired'."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)