That’s right. I could no longer sit there and watch as those bratty kids in the commercials shut him down. All he wanted were those raspberry red, lemony yellow and orange orange fruity bits. Was that too much to ask? Their reasoning smacked of such narrow-minded intolerance: because he was a rabbit. Albeit, he was a silly one, but it still remained grossly unfair.
In 1976 I was thrilled when I finally got a chance to do something -- I could vote! Kids across the nation could decide whether or not the rabbit should finally get a bowl of Trix. All we had to do was fill out a ballot and send it into the company. Of course, the ballots were conveniently located on a box of Trix cereal, which my mom had to buy.
Youngster from all over the country participated. Like me, they couldn’t stand the injustice. When the results were announced on TV, we couldn’t believe it -- the rabbit won! It felt so good to flip the proverbial finger at those stupid kids on TV. The world had spoken! Give the rabbit some Trix! That’s when I realized the power of voting.
In the United States everybody has a voice. Make sure people hear yours. When you have a chance to vote, take it. If you don’t, you lose the right to complain. Some people might tell you the country is too big for your vote to count. They’re wrong. In the year 2000, George W. Bush’s victory and Al Gore’s defeat were separated by only 531 votes. Plus countless travesties of justice have taken place on American Idol, as well.
So get off your butt and vote for what matters to you, even if it’s just a silly rabbit.