When I was a small child, my parents got me a TI-99/4A.
All the other kids got Ataris or Comodore 64s. But my parents wanted to get me a “real computer” so I could learn from it.
Well I did learn. I learned how to program in BASIC.
Thirty-some years later, I offer you this:
The day before the election for me is like Christmas Eve. It’s impossible to get anything done. Largely because that BASIC program is EXACTLY what I’m doing today.