Thursday, August 19, 2010

How's the election bean?

On the eve of the election, who do you think is going to win?
Forget polls and campaigns, according to our local Muffin Break at Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, Labour and the Coalition are going neck and neck. Or more correctly, coffee bean against coffee bean.
They have a really cool 'polling station' of their own, where customers can add a bean to the section which represents the party they will vote for.
We spend quite a lot of time at Mt Ommaney and often linger at Muffin Break due to Miss 7's penchant for muffins. She loves the mini-meal, which is three cute mini-muffins, a juice, and colouring form, pencils and sometimes a balloon - all in a pretty box for $4.95. She can't eat all the muffins in one go, so she usually has one for morning tea the next day. I usually get a coffee as well, and sometimes Mr 9 has a hot chocolate.
Muffin Break have a loyalty card where you get one free with every four coffees purchased. And you know how I love a bargain!

Anyway, every day since July 31, every Muffin Break store has encouraged their customers to cast their bean, erm, vote in their election polling stations.
And don't laugh! The managing director of Muffin Break, Serge Infanti, claims that the Unofficial Election Bean Poll correctly predicted the winners of the 2007 Australian election, and 2002 and 2005 NZ elections.
The last time I checked the results were:
Coalition 36%
Labor 35%
Greens 18%
Others 11%
If you're unsure of who to vote for, here are some words of wisdom from my kids:
Mr 9: We can't have a prime minister called Mr Rabbit! All the other countries will laugh at us.
Miss 7: I just want the girl to win.
Mr 9: No wonder Kevin Rudd had to go to hospital, if Julia Gillard stabbed him in the back.
Miss 7: Why are they picking on Julia. That's mean.

Anyway, have fun voting tomorrow (or earlier), and may the best team win!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe they were very close indeed! I loved the kid's eye view of things too. They're so right as always! :D

Motorbikes_Lady said...

Have you been back there lately to see who they say is winning considering it's a hung one at the moment?