A woman knocks on the door.
I find door-to-door sales really irritating, but these people are just doing their jobs so I am determined to be kind, even if she tries to sell me double glazing.
Hi, I’m doing a survey and I’m looking for a lady…
She chuckles uncomfortably.
Although I’m sure you’re not…
I raise my eyebrows.
I don’t mean to be rude…
I blink at her.
She looks awkwardly at me.
I’m looking for a lady who is…
She scans her clipboard and pokes her finger at it
She looks up from her clipboard.
I keep my smile fixed in place, although it is even less genuine now than when I opened the door.
No, I’m not.
No… no… I didn’t think you were…
She is shaking her head and walking away, smiling sadly.
I take my rictus grin back inside and shut the door gently.