My Take: By Gordon Lambie

By Gordon Lambie
My Take: By Gordon Lambie

I had one of those days on Tuesday where I got a scam call from a different number about once every 45 minutes. I picked up more than I should have, given the number of calls I usually get, but by mid-afternoon I was ignoring my phone any time it rang.
After supper, it rang again, this time bearing the notice “suspected spam” on the display. Curious to see if the label was accurate after so many garbage calls without one, I picked up and found myself talking to a pollster.
I like surveys when I have the time, so I took the five minutes to answer this person’s questions, but I could just as easily have let the call go.
It’s a reminder that while polls can be interesting, they shouldn’t be seen as perfect measures of what everyone in an area is thinking.

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