Hypothetical Intelligence

, , , | | Right | March 25, 2009

(I work for a political party and am making polling calls.)

Me: “Hello, my name is [My Name] and I’m calling on behalf of the [Political Party]. Do you have time to take a quick survey for us?”

Caller: “Yes.”

Me: “Thank you. If there was a general election tomorrow, who do you think you would vote for?”

Caller: “There’s a general election tomorrow?”

Me: “No, but if there was, who do you think you would vote for?”

Caller: “I would have trouble getting to the polling station. Are you offering a lift?”

Me: “No… it’s a hypothetical election question about who would you vote for.”

Caller: “Sorry, I have to go to the doctors tomorrow!”

Me: *gives up*

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