Last week after I spoke at the CASA event I stood on the sidewalk and handed out flyers to passers-by to get them interested in CASA and in helping out our foster kids.
I'd offer the material and say something like, "Can you help the forgotten children?" or "We're working for foster kids. Can you help?" A couple people stopped to talk and see what it was all about but most took the flyer and hurried on by. A few would say, "No thanks," and then there were the ones who would completely ignore me as though I didn't exist. And I was dressed nice! It gives you a new perspective on the homeless people who ask for handouts or the Greenpeace people or animal rights activists.
Not that I'll quit ignoring them. Just gives you a new perspective.