Excellence and Complacency

April 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

Right before spring break, AAA held its elections for executive officer positions. I was excited since my friends were running against one another, and I was eager to see what their speeches would be like. I thought about arriving just a tad late to the meeting [it did start an hour earlier than usual, after all] but decided not to. It would be rude to get there late for no real reason, and I would only be perpetuating the negative stereotype that so many of my friends already buy into [rant about that later].

When I arrived at precisely 6PM, only about 20 other people were there. By the time 6:30 rolled around, another 15 or so people had shown up. The number of people hovered at around 35 for the entire night as people left early and others straggled in late. This was an unexpected problem because the AAA constitution decreed that a majority [2/3rds?] of the active members had to be present in order for elections to occur, which meant over 50 out of 80-something.

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