saturday december 6

today i was walking up to the entrance of the dufferin mall when an older man (at least in his 60s) held out a clipboard and asked me if i wanted to sign a petition to save canada post’s door-to-door mail delivery. by the time he’d finished asking, i was already in my usual "no thanks" blow-off mode, but immediately after entering the mall, i started to regret it. it’s not as if i’m opposed to door-to-door delivery, and in glancing at the petition, it looked like it only had one signature at the top of the page. the idea - admittedly concocted in my head - that he’d been out there for a while but hadn’t been able to find anyone to sign his petition besides himself was so sad that i felt pretty guilty for blowing him off for the entire rest of the day.

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