I've been at a post-voting smoky-drinky so expect no sense. Good thing we did it in that order or the huge sheet of candidates for the regional list might have been a problem. I put an X next to UKIP on that one.
Then there was the short MSP sheet. All that had on it was Tory, Lib Dem, SNP and Labour. Well I don't like any of them so I considered returning it blank. But with the amount of electoral jiggery-pokery that goes on these days, that would be a gift to the corrupt. So I voted for the no-hoper. The Tory. He'll be grateful to get a vote here and there's no danger of him getting in so all I did was reduce the winner's majority by one. Well, there was nothing else for it.
Finally, the little paper for the AV. Looking at the short list, it seemed to me that the means of voting for the dross available was irrelevant. One of these buggers is going to win (it'll be Oily Al. It always is here, no matter how many smokers and drinkers you explain his hatred to) so how the votes are counted is of no consequence. I put an X in both boxes because there wasn't a 'don't care' box.
There is a Tory candidate who owes me a pint tonight. Because of me, he didn't get zero.
Don't get any ideas, Mr. Tory. I still don't like you.