This past Tuesday I arrived at my voting location at 6 a.m. There were about 20 people in front of me outside the building. Since they combined precincts a year or so ago, the lines have been longer and the room is not very large so the line extends outside. The line moved fairly fast and as I was about halfway to the door I noticed there was a canopy over it. Once I actually got to the door and started to step in, I hit my forehead lightly on the front of the canopy. Sigh. I used my usual self-defense mechanism (humor) to make light of my embarrassment. I turned to the woman next to me, an older woman topping out at maybe 5 feet, and said, “Watch your head.” She gave a great belly laugh. Mission accomplished. Probably the only laugh of the morning at that polling station.