Guy holding a clipboard knocked on the door. Said something about jobs and times being tough. Asked me to put my name on his clipboard. I told him I wasn’t interested. He insisted. I reiterated.

He assured me no emails or mailings or consequences of any kind would result, he just needed my name. I suggested he just make a name up, since that’s what I’d do anyway if he kept insisting. He told me that if people didn’t do something, things would keep getting worse. I told him I still wasn’t going to put my name on his clipboard.

“Are you apathetic?” he asked.

“Um, yes,” I said. “Exactly.”

I’m glad he noticed.