Over the weekend, we were polled for the second time in a week. My husband answered the phone. The opening question was:
"What is the most important issue facing Canadians today?"
Now, this is a loaded question and it doesn't exactly take a genius to realize that the desired answer is either "global warming" or "climate change." So, of course my husband said something completely different.
After a pause, the pollster asked what has to be the greatest question polling question of all time. "Can you think of anything else?"
Please tell me you are not actually going to try and push for your pre-selected answer. So my husband answered her with something else (also not global warming or climate change).
The response: "Ah um. That's a good one." She didn't ask her question again, although I am sure she wanted to.
No doubt we were scratched off their calling list. No more calling the socially conservative, right-wing, religious nutbars for them. No siree bob.