If you've ever been tempted to question the dedication of candidates in local elections, then I hope you'll be pretty impressed with the news that one pamphlet was shoved through our door during the big match that I've promised not to mention again on this blog.
That has got to be the work of someone who really, really wants to win one of the 1260 seats up for grabs in Wales' 22 unitary authorities on May 1st.
A month to go then but only a fortnight for you to contact us on 08703 500700 or on either email@example.com or in Welsh on firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what the burning issue is in your area. You're welcome to use this blog too to leave messages and our end of the deal is that we'll tell as many of those stories as possible.
All four main parties face big challenges.
Labour must hang on to what they've got. The Iraq factor won't cause the same damage as it did in 2004 but the Brown factor - his standing in the polls at least - won't be helping. Losing Newport would be unthinkable but I bet you they've thought long and hard in Transport House about the possibility of Newport and more than one other Labour-led council falling to no overall control.
The Liberal Democrats find themselves defending Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea and Wrexham. The masters of the 'only the Lib Dems can challenge here' bar charts and leaflets will have to play a different game this time round if they're to give Mike German more than a very limp send-off and their new leader any sort of platform.
Plaid Cymru will be out to claw back some of the seats they lost in the valleys in 2004 but must also ride the storm of school closure protests in Gwynedd. Candidates fighting in the name of Llais Gwynedd (who wanted to call themselves Llais y Bobol, or People's Voice - think Blaenau Gwent - until electoral rules prevented them) will be determined to make school closure plans the focus of this election; Plaid will be out to stop them.
And the Conservatives? Local elections might not be their strong suit in Wales but for my money they're facing more of an electoral test than anyone else. They did ok in the Assembly Elections but with David Cameron riding high and a Labour/Plaid coalition to target in Cardiff Bay, surely the faithful will expect rather more than ok come May 1st?
By the way if you're:
a. tempted to stand as a candidate or
b. tempted to read an election leaflet thoroughly
then bear in mind this helpful check-list for candidates which is on the Welsh Local Government Association's website.
"All candidates need to:
Check the currency and validity of facts they may wish to quote
Be clear about the role and powers of their council when making manifesto pledges
Be realistic about the possibilities for change and improvement when making manifesto pledges
Avoid damaging the reputation of the council by making unfounded or sensationalist comments".
You're welcome to print it out and pin it just inside your front door.