I have to confess: In my last 3 - 5 years in field circus, I basically only went to neighborhoods that were extrememly poor and thus I knew they would be favorable to the message. I always had my own territory checked out, and even if an elder suggested I join another group in working another territory, I always had plenty of reasons why I needed to work mine. (bible study or RV that I had to make at 11 am, etc...blah blah blah..LOL)
If I came upon a house where it looked like the people were well off or middle class, I would speak up and say "oh we got this one last week". Sometimes, as we were going into the territory, I would announce to the car group that another group has already worked part of this. Therefore I could skip nice houses and only get the poor ones. Nobody ever seemed to catch on. Sometimes, when there were some nice houses mixed in, I would speak up and say "we aren't working all of this - there are just a few not at homes i need to catch".
I just always felt really ridiculous walking up to rich people's houses when i knew they were gonna say "no thank you". (Note: I pioneered for years, so I knew almost all of our territory like the palm of my hand. I knew exactly by territory number and street where the nice nice poor folks were and where the mean folks were.)
Did anybody else pull tricks like this? Or am I the only one?