Day 456: Survey says, good deeds FTW!

George Gallup: Let's take a poll — would you buy a used survey from this man?

George Gallup: Let's take a poll — would you buy a used survey from this man?

I wasn’t sure if I’d see Mr. Singh, my Outreach Connection salesperson, this morning. There was a white snow-like substance coating the windshields in my neighbourhood as I left for work … I’m in denial that winter is coming, so let’s call it “frost” for the sake of argument.

When the cold winds start to blow, Mr. Singh takes his post indoors (he’s no fool). But there he was this morning, standing at the subway entrance in a puffy green parka.

He greeted me with his usual warm hello and remembered that I’d missed him last week, so he pulled out a back issue for me. He didn’t ask for an extra contribution but I offered it anyway.

So I had two Notable Quotables to ponder today. Here they are:

“Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.”
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928)

“I could prove God statistically.”
George Gallup (1901-1984)

Now, I’d heard of George Gallup of Gallup-poll fame before. But the other guy … nada. So I was intrigued to find out that H.H. Asquith (or Squiffy, as his friends called him … seriously) was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century until Margaret Thatcher came along.

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