Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 | 2 a.m.
Recently, I read an article that described how some people, frustrated by their boss, found that abusing a virtual voodoo doll of their boss made them feel better without them getting fired. This earned them a 2018 “IG Noble,” the prize sponsored annually by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. The prizes were handed out by real Nobel laureates at Harvard University.
I have found my own version of the voodoo doll. I had developed an ulcer since President Donald Trump was elected, and the final straw came during the July news conference given by Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, when Trump trashed the U.S. intelligence community while praising Putin.
The next day, I started wearing a sign that read “Trump Is A Traitor.” I have not had to take an antacid since. My pain was alleviated by the positive reactions from people who agree with me in the grocery store, the bank, my doctor’s office or on the street.
I tell them to vote for Democrats in November, but I still worry that Republican voter suppression and gerrymandering will steal another election.