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We don't have door-to-door salesmen here in Baltim...

2007-07-24T18:11:00.000-07:00

We don't have door-to-door salesmen here in Baltimore. Crackheads, armed robbers, and Jehovah's Witnesses...they go door-to-door, but that's about it.

I'll trade you. :-)



oh, can I just TELL you? I made the mistake of cha...

2007-07-21T17:34:00.000-07:00

oh, can I just TELL you? I made the mistake of chatting with someone from the LaRouche PAC outside of the Harvard Square COOP bookstore one day in June. After a very long conversation, he somehow convinced me (I think I was in a mood that day) to give them my phone number so they could "keep in touch with me."

He proceeded to call (and have his friends call me) ONCE A WEEK for about a month; always around 3pm (which is my most productive time) , always when I was in the middle of something, and he would never let me get off the phone with him. If I told him I was busy, it was always some response like, "well, I hope you're not going to the Democratic National Convention!" or some other line designed to intrigue me enough to keep me on the phone for another 10 minutes. He even did this when I was walking into a THERAPIST'S APPOINTMENT, calling me back about 15 minutes after I told him I was walking into the appointment.

I kept telling myself that I would tell them not to call, but I never did, and all of a sudden I didn't hear from them for a few weeks.

Then, at 9:30 at night, I get a call from some random dude from LaRouche - one I hadn't even MET - who called me from a rally when I was relaxing at home with Nick. I said, "you realize that it's 9:30 at night, correct?" and he said, "yes - we're at a rally!" I went off on him in no uncertain terms and told him that I do not have time for this, I do care about the issues, but I'm going to make up my own mind about things, and he was not to call me again. He tried all manner of tricks to keep me on the phone, but I wouldn't deal with it.

As someone who spent years as an activist herself (and who did, in fact, go door to door for part of that), it sickens me that there are people out there that are so convinced that every single human being alive has to be invested in their cause. It's really just bad marketing.