Well I’ve had one jim dandy of an experience tonight! I just got back from 2 hours of handing out fliers looking for votes for SpaceLuke. Well did we ever experience a wild variety of folks.
Some folks, it seems, are programmed to just say no to a flier. It was almost as if people assumed that I was going to ask for loose change or something. All I was doing was asking them to vote for me! Have a laugh at me in a couple funny videos and maybe even take a picture with me. Oddly enough over the 2 hours there were 3 photos taken, 2 by completely random folks and 1 from a sister of a friend.
Additionally there was a group that made sure not to make eye contact with me, which was probably a good move on their part as I would approach anyone who made eye contact and ask them for a vote and handed them a flier.
Another set of people where super stoked to help out! There was the odd person who seemed really excited and would even talk to their friends about voting for me.
Then there’s the classic “nope I don’t want to do anything for anyone, so I’ll just make fun of this guy”. Oddly enough a couple folks would chortle out some sort of “well you’re useless on this planet now”. Kind harsh, but I hope they were just joking and aren’t really like that. If they are like that, I feel pity for them.
To wrap up the evening, a security guard came out and very bluntly said, “stop handing out that crap. You need to leave.” To which I said, “I’m just trying to get some support for my dream!” I should have burst into tears at that point and blamed him for all my failures.
Here’s hoping I get at least 10% response rate!