So I've volunteered to be a doorknocker for Suzanne Lee's campaign. Last night I made Nick play the role of homeowner, while I practiced my spiel.
me: (knocking on door frame)
me: Hello, as you may know Suzanne Lee-
Nick: Get out of heah!
me: Yes, I will, but perhaps you might just review this pamphlet-
Nick: I don't want your pamphlet!
me: Well, perhaps you might accept this pamphlet... along with these freshly baked cookies!
Nick: (pretends to take imaginary cookies and slams imaginary door.)
me: Thank you for your vote!
This might be more difficult than I imagined. Perhaps I'll start off with, "I am not trying to recruit you to some bizarre religion, nor am I asking you to buy stale chocolate to support youth football."