I started in a whole new neighborhood today. These are suburbs that were built in the early- to mid-70s and the average age of the homeowners are probably 45-55 years old. Most people are surprised to see me and tell me that no politician has ever knocked on their door before.
I rang the doorbell at one of these split-level houses where the porch is always a bit too small, so I can’t step too far back from the door without falling off the porch. Most people are cautious when they answer their door, but a teenage boy flung open the door, startling me. I took a step back into - thin air - and fell back into their bushes, my arms flailing and clipboard flying.
The teenager laughed, but came to help me up. His mom signed my petition.