Thus, today we went a'leafleting at the market. Part of the text of the handout is below. (The contact information of the Oakland council members is in the post just before this one if you are interested.) To the right you will see a picture of me taken by a passerby. Thank you, passerby. I'm not sure I would gladly accept a leaflet from me. Personally, one glance and I think whatever I'm for I'd be against. Next week I'm going to change my look - and certainly the headline for the leaflet. In advertising they say, "It's not creative unless it sells." I think the same thing goes for leaflets.
My wife, whom I did not photograph, was proactive (that horrible but useful word). She ventured forth into the market, prefacing her offer of the leaflet with, "Do you like the market?" Everyone said yes.
One more time: A woman who accepted a leaflet from me said - without prompting - "If it isn't broke, why fix it?"
"Duh," I replied. No one out-cliches me. (Attentive readers of this blog know that "If it ain't broke...." is one of my favorite cliches.)