Canvassing may be cold, tiring and boring, but between times it can have its rewards. One reader sent us a selection of their best doorstep responses so far…. Feel free to challenge them with your own: either by adding them below, or sending them to me directly at the email address above!
(C = canvasser, R = respondent)
C: Would you consider voting Alliance?
R: My wife’s Alliance.
C: Well, um, what are you?
R: I’m Church of Ireland.
C: Have you voted Alliance in the past?
R: I voted Alliance last time, and of course I’ll be voting Alliance
again this time. I’m Greek Orthodox, you see.
C: Might you vote Alliance this time?
R: Yes, I’ll vote Alliance this time. I voted Green last time, but
this is a proper election.
R: Sorry I can’t answer the door. I’ve lost my cat, you see.
R: You know, I was just reading about you in the paper. Are you the
C: No, that’s not me.
R: He looks like you.
C: I’ll ensure he takes that as a compliment.
C: Are there any issues of concern in this area?
R: Can you do anything about the neighbour’s burglar alarm?