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Y'know. I think the most rude thing on earth is to knock on my door at 8 PM and start telling me that you're looking for a $20 donation to help some kids with some disease, then look all disappointed and try and keep going when I inform you that I'm not interested.

How fucking DARE you invade my home, my privacy, then have the GALL to make me feel guilty when I don't want to stand out in the cold and listen? I'm sorry. I don't donate to people that put me on the spot. Send me a mailer, and don't try and make me hand you a check.



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Feb. 26th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
Besides, what proof is there that the person isn't just needing booze money or the like? Sad, that things have gotten to the point where you can't even trust people collecting for charity anymore. But 8pm seems awfully late for a legit charity going door to door.
Feb. 27th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
Donation blackmail.
Because they believe in their cause, they're endlessly surprised when someone either can't or won't go out of their way in the same manner.

Good causes are some of the best guil-trippers around, but after enough of them, sad as it may be, people become aggravated rather than appealed.
Feb. 27th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: Donation blackmail.
Agreed. Eventually I also came to the realization that I can't help everyone, because then I become helpless. I really don't feel guilty any more about throwing out various charity appeals that I got; I need to live, too. I chose three charities, and I give to them in what I feel are reasonable/comfortable amounts.
Mar. 2nd, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
Cut him off in mid-sentence by closing the door in his face. :-)
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