I’ve been canvassing for votes all this week. Some of you may already know this and have your fingers hovering over the ‘delete friend’ button.

But, before you do…..

I am reminded of a chap who knocked on my door last Sunday.

He had a bag thrown over his back and his opening line was. “Don’t worry, I’m not a burglar.”

Instead of an amused look on my face as I stood there guarding the entrance, he received a grimace. You know that face you do when you know you should be polite, but you just can’t be bothered.

He tried the sympathy approach. “Sorry to call on a Sunday. But I look after my family during the week.”

Yeah, right! I thought. What? Your kids don’t go to school then?

“Can I come in?” he asked. His foot was raised slightly as if he was expecting me to step back and usher him into my home.

Okay, if it was Brad Pitt…maybe I would have. But he wasn’t, so I didn’t.

He started getting annoying then…’It won’t take a minute’….’I’m not selling dusters or anything’…blah, blah, blah!

“Go on, clear off,” I said.

Only joking! A bit of embellishment there.

“I’d rather not. I’m a bit busy…” That’s more like it. I’m a sucker for someone in need.

So off he went, his shoulders hunched over, as if he'd lost his final life-line.

When I recovered from the guilt of ruining that man’s day, I went back to my canvassing; pleading and begging my friends on face book to vote for me.

So, if you’ve got your finger on the ‘delete that annoying person’ button. Stop!

It won’t take a minute. I’m not selling dusters or anything.

(register first and then vote)


Dawn Chapman

Got a giggle from me, we get those people here as well. And they are selling something. Shame really. I have bought a couple of things, but most of the time I don't need anything they're selling.



You're a big softy, Dawn. Tell them to clear off. Haha!
No I couldn't do that either!!


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