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Posted 1/16/15
Last time someone publicly asked me to sign a petition, I made an awkward grunt noise and ran away
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

Being a high school student, a lot of the petitions in my environment are all online, instead of on clipboards now.
Of course, that said, it means whatever we're signing up for really doesn't hold much influence whatsoever, but I still like to listen and take it seriously. Until I realise it's for a stupid cause spurred by the whims of spoiled children with no regard for any consequences for others, and that half the people that sign don't even care about whatever it is.
So, when I find a supporter that wants me to sign, I end up giving a one-sided debate about the reality of what they're doing (to deaf ears, of course...)- but I actually do my research and take it seriously, even if no one else does.

...and that's why semester exams have been cancelled...again

Thank you.

This is the best post so far.

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Posted 1/16/15 , edited 1/16/15
Shit.... This is when I'm finally going to have to concede to AiYumega .

I act like the typical New Yorker. I scowl a lot and act like I don't see anything while trying to look to god damned intimidating to even approach..

Online surveys and petitions? Pffffft. bitch please... that's going in my trash folder faster than a two dollah hooker gettin laid on payday. XD

I ain't even gonna click on your links. I don't sign shit.
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I don't sign petitions, ESPECIALLY on college campus. Reason: My tuition costs enough already, they don't need to be adding more nonsense to my tuition to fund stupid crap college kids with too much time on their hands came up with.
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Posted 2/8/15 , edited 2/8/15
I don't mind stopping a while and listening if I'm not in a hurry. I tend to not want to sign if the person presents the issue in a very biased way, though.

I'm fully capable of reading. If the person tries to treat me like an idiot, chances are I won't sign. I'll ask questions myself if there is something unclear or I'm curious about something. I just don't like being pressured to sign or being manipulated to sign.

I feel that signing a petition right away without giving yourself enough time to really let it sink in is not good. You just get goaded into signing or the information is presented to you in an inaccurate way. Their goal is to get signatures, after all. They don't care if they aren't being completely honest. If it's an issue you already care about and you have your own well thought out view, feel free to sign. Signing petitions is not the same as a Rorschach test. People should never impulsively sign anything. A petition with enough signatures can actually make something happen. This is bad when people sign and are uninformed.
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I kind of just blank them. I find it rude that these people think they can just walk up to you and pressure you to do something...
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