Today was the first day of my canvassing job.
This is something I never, ever thought I would do. Actually, I specifically and vividly remember telling my boyfriend this a year ago when he came to pick me up one day from school. I had just talked to a canvasser for 30 minutes, and though I enjoyed talking to him, I pitied him as well. I didn't want to be that person who got into people's space, getting rejected constantly. The person everyone tries to avoid.
Then you need money and you get a little more enthusiastic about that canvassing job.
So please, next time you see a canvasser, even if you avoid them, try to have more compassion for them. They are probably working for a good cause, and though some of them can be a little dry, most of them have good intentions. Hell, maybe even sign their papers. You'll make their lives easier, and you'll help make change.
Makeup in the car:
Some scenery from the day (iPhone):
Being legit (also what's going on with my left eye?):
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