The reason being that I was volunteering to hand out fliers with the Yes To Fairer Votes local organisation. And I was stressed that my day would involve arguing with people in the street, so I lay in bed, with my subconscious loudly rehearsing the arguments pro and anti, until about 2am.
As it happened, I didn't end up arguing with any pro-FPTP people at all. Only one person came across that way, and they simply exclaimed "It's shite" and stomped off. The only other person I talked to who was anti-AV wanted full PR, and felt that voting for AV would tell politicians that we didn't want proper PR. I tried to explain that voting for FPTP wasn't going to make politicians think that we wanted PR, but they repeated "I don't believe that." three times to different tacks and then headed off too.
As it was most people just took a leaflet and wandered off. A fair number didn't take a leaflet, which was entirely fair enough, but a few people stopped to ask what it was all about and chat for a minute or two. I don't know how many minds we changed - but so long as people came out of it with more of an idea that there was a referendum (which quite a few didn't seem to know about), and some info that they can then go off and read more about, I'm happy.
Home now, and collapsed in tiredness. Julie's been doing PhD stuff while I was out, and has gone for a nap, so I suspect that I'm due some Bayonetta...
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