Just got called hateful by someone attempting to fundraise door-to-door. They managed to talk to my wife first, which is good, because I would have opened the door and shut it immediately. As someone who is a seasoned fundraiser, over phone, email and in person, I have to say, door-to-door is really really hard. Speaking of shucking and jiving, I'm running for State Representative, feel free to donate here. Whoever trained Mr. Fundraise did not train him right.
He tried various ways of establishing a connection, asking my wife questions about what she does and things that they might have in common and he outright FAILED. My sweetie is awkward at the best of times, and he was clearly not up to the task. His language was wrong, and he sounded not very confident, asking questions more than providing information. It's good to memorize a spiel and actually USE it. To be fair, dinner time is probably the hardest time to door-to-door. The best time would probably be right before dinner time, somewhere in the 5-6pm zone.
I also disliked his body language. He was very close to the door and didn't give my wife space, it looked like he was trying to come in. She was holding the door open, which meant she was blocking his way and she was reluctant to let him in. As someone who went door-to-door to collect signatures for my own candidacy and other people's candidacy, the doorway is perfectly fine, and is a perfect place to complete a sale (whether that's a signature, or money, or a handshake) as long as you know how to do it.
I was, of course, making a lot of noise in the background. When my wife asked me if I wanted to look up the information on the internet just to confirm he was legit, I said "No, just no. Goodbye."
My wife looked up the information after he left. It was not legit. I hate being right.