Discussion with an angry member about our recent by-election loss.
Angry member: We delivered too many leaflets and knocked on too many doors.
Me: "We delivered the same number of leaflets as the opposition"
Angry member: So you don't deny we knocked on too many doors!
Me: "We canvassed every house and called back on the outs."
Angry member: Precisely. We overdid it, that's why we lost.
Me: "Who says we overdid it?"
Angry member: Everyone!!!
Me: "Such as?"
Angry member: Well, lots of people
Me: "OK, interestingly our vote went up from 33% to 36%, I would have thought the share would declined if we had angered everyone?"
Angry member: That's just a statistic. We still delivered too many leaflets, there's no denying it.