the BBC Children In Need appeal is an annual fundraising event here in the UK, doubtless other nations have a similar 'thing'.
today, i attained a moral victory. now, don't get me wrong, i believe that charities do a lot of good work in the world, but i managed to escape without donating a single penny to 'the cause'.
i'm very proud of this achievement because i work in an office where every single shitty event is used as an opportunity to fleece us out of money.
we had raffles, and sponsorships and all sorts of inane shit. i did everything in my power to avoid participation.
[COLOR=Red]"would you like to buy a raffle ticket?"[/COLOR] (this was on wednesday, thursday & today)
[COLOR=Green]"erh, no, i don't gamble."[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]"would you like to sponsor person X who is having their legs waxed?"[/COLOR] [COLOR=Green]"uhm, no, because i don't believe in encouraging sadism in the work place."[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]"would you like to make a donation?"[/COLOR] [COLOR=Green]"err.... how does 'no' suit you? i haven't got any change."[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]"would you like to buy a cake?"[/COLOR] [COLOR=Green]"sorry, i'm dieting."[/COLOR]
any excuse i could think of i used and i survived 8 hours at work without making a single donation.
i'm satisfied with my performance. just thought y'all might like to know how much of a meany i am. :)
You gave polite refusals to them:p
I can do that though. I only donate to the church, my school, and the salvation army(which I am a General in :p )
Haha, thats similar to my responses to stuff like that.
wow AzH your so nice
Would you like to make a donation? No...I was sexually abused as a child...*cry*
Thats the best excuse
The best is to donate, and then make them feel really guilty about it.
Them: "Would you like to donate ten dollars? Its for a good cause."
You: "I was planning to use that money to help pay for surgery for Fifi, my grandma's dog and only friend in the world since my grandfather passed away last month, but okay."
Whoops, I made up a totally implauseable and pointless story and shared it with the general populace again. Meh.
"I already donated, thanks"
Just out of interest - where do you work?
At my School (Yes - I do go to school, as smart as I am already) we have has tonnes of shitty fundraising activities all week. I am in full support of the event, but I, too, managed to escape without giving a penny. I contributed in other ways like "morale support" for the poor sods that were getting their legs waxed (including a Maths teacher and Music teacher) or "spreading the word of pudsey". I would have given money if I had remembered to bring anything in apart from the money I use to by the 'ol Tesco sandwich at Lunch.
The events that took place throughout the week: Leg Waxing General Donating "Spray a Teacher" - Done it too many times in Primary School to be interested. Buy-a-bear - I am not two so was not interested.
Well.... I hope Children in Need raise an awful lot of cash, knowing I have done "my part".
managing to escape from these kinds of things with great excuses is fun and kind of like a game, i think
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Bah, you should have just wound a roll of duct tape around their mouth, it always works. :)