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!
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:
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!