Aye: (exclam) an exclamation said to express assent; yes.
Why do some people like to find the most difficult way to do things?
Maybe it’s my natural lazy nature. but I think taking just a few extra minutes to decide on the easiest and most logical way to accomplish your deeds is well worth the time.
I have no allegiance to any form of religion or politics. In both cases, I pursue common sense.
So when I find myself, on rare occasions, in meetings where Parliamentary Procedure is being honored as the correct way to conduct business, I am initially amused but ultimately aggravated.
As you well know, in the process of trying to follow this archaic system, arguments often break out over points of order. Soon it becomes more important whether Jim or Sally have chosen the right moment to begin discussion than the actual topic on which the vote is being taken.
So when I see the word “aye” it reminds me of that stuffy question posed: All those in favor say “aye.” All those opposed, “nay.”
- I never say “aye” in my regular life.
- I am also unaccustomed to “nay.”
So call me unconventional, or perhaps a renegade–but I do not like to do things, even for ten minutes, that have absolutely nothing to do with my functioning life. I find them them silly and annoying. So these are the three phrases that I avoid religiously:
- “Please repeat after me.”
- “Is there a second to that motion?”
- Point of order.”
Perhaps, at the root of my soul, is an anarchist or a revolutionary.
I’m not sure.
But Parliamentary Procedure belongs in Parliament, which is part of those nasty English that we fought so hard to get away from.
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