A man in Brunswick, Georgia, has elected to not find out who won the election. Joe Chandler went to bed on election night not knowing if the winner was Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
“I was invited to an election party to stay up
into the night with everybody gnawing their
nails, hanging on and I thought, ‘Oh, there has
to be a better way,” he told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Chandler decided to go to sleep before results
were in, intending to find out the winner in the
When he woke up feeling peaceful, he decided
to wait until the afternoon. Then he decided to
hold off as long as possible.
“Having subtracted myself from this political
fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital
media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone,
it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,”
To ensure that bubble doesn’t pop before he’s
ready, Chandler has avoided newspapers, TV
and the internet.
When he goes outside, he wears headphones so
he doesn’t overhear any presidential news.
Chandler also asks others to help him continue
his ostrich-like approach to the election by
wearing a sign that reads, “I don’t know who
won, and don’t want to. PLEASE DON’T TELL
“I divert my gaze from newspaper boxes … I
don’t venture out very often, and when I do I
wear my headphones and my sign, and people
have been very respectful of my decision,”
Chandler told the “Today Show.”
Chandler knows his blissful ignorance can’t last
As he told Atlanta TV station WXIA: “I’d like to
make it to 2020, but I’ll be lucky to make it to
[tomorrow],” he said.
FROM HUFFINGTON POST