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Old December 12th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default salvation army bell ringer wishes me dead

Ok i just got back from farmer jacks. I went to the coin star and bottle return. I got about 40 bucks. I spent more than that on beer. So on the way out the salvation army guy rings his bells and shouts merry christmas, and usually i give them my spare change. Because i put every penny in the coinstar i had not a penny of loose change. The dude scrowled at me like he was Mr.T and i am pretty sure he wished me dead!

Any one else fear the bell ringers if you dont give them change.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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maybe you should of put a little change in on your way into farmer crack
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Old December 12th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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his merry christmas was like a "hey you are supposed to put in money" when i kept walking he was very displeased. LOL i was not scared of him i had 8inches and 80 lbs on the guy. I could tell he was wishing me dead though. I would have whupped his ass. But he looked at me evil like. I guess you had to be there.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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You guys do realize that the money donated to these charities are legit and are for a good cause right? What would it hurt to put in a little bit... people think they are desperate for money but they really do not know how some people truly have it. I donate to most causes I see on the street, salvation army and a few other charities... i dont even claim it as a tax right off. I have been one of the people that these charities helped growing up, so i know what it is like to be in need. I dont mind giving back. Hell I gave my whole Christmas bonus back to the company to contribute to a charity they contribute to every year. I grew up poor and have risen above it... is it because of the charities.... no, but i am thankful that some of them did help feed me so that I could and have done better for myself...

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i have no problem with donating at all to the ppl in front of stores, i have before, and probably will again....however if someone scowls at you because u dont "donate" thats a little much in my opinion.
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You guys do realize that the money donated to these charities are legit and are for a good cause right? What would it hurt to put in a little bit... people think they are desperate for money but they really do not know how some people truly have it. I donate to most causes I see on the street, salvation army and a few other charities... i dont even claim it as a tax right off. I have been one of the people that these charities helped growing up, so i know what it is like to be in need. I dont mind giving back. Hell I gave my whole Christmas bonus back to the company to contribute to a charity they contribute to every year. I grew up poor and have risen above it... is it because of the charities.... no, but i am thankful that some of them did help feed me so that I could and have done better for myself...

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Thats great. I myself grew up living in a pinto.

My problem with charities is they dont know if or how much you donate to others. Then they act like you are are jerk for not supporting them also. I would donate more if I had it, and usually do, but sometimes I cant. Do I deserve to get attitude from them because I want to pay my mortgage?

Casey and I send money to St. Jude every month for years now. We also donate whatever we can to toy drives for kids whenever they come up, along with any personal disasters that people we "know" online have. I wish we had more resources but we dont.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #9
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You guys do realize that the money donated to these charities are legit and are for a good cause right? What would it hurt to put in a little bit... people think they are desperate for money but they really do not know how some people truly have it. I donate to most causes I see on the street, salvation army and a few other charities... i dont even claim it as a tax right off. I have been one of the people that these charities helped growing up, so i know what it is like to be in need. I dont mind giving back. Hell I gave my whole Christmas bonus back to the company to contribute to a charity they contribute to every year. I grew up poor and have risen above it... is it because of the charities.... no, but i am thankful that some of them did help feed me so that I could and have done better for myself...

Just my $.02
I agree bill especially salvation army and red cross and other reputable charities that dont spend 2/3 of the money all "fundraiser balls, concerts, etc" as a guise to make uber rich folk feel not self indulgent and like they are donating to charity.... barely. (i think both red cross and salvation army give 90% or more of the donations away, and are not wasteful on administration costs, and stupid costly events. I whole heartedly support the salvation army.)

My point was i didnt have any change and only had big bills, and credit card. I always give them my pocket change and this guy looked at me like I dissed him. I just thought it was odd. I am not anti charity in anyway i just wanted to make sure no one thought that.

Mostly the thread was an observation and wondering if bell ringers are often mean when you dont donate (since i almost always donate they would have no reason to scowl at me *shrugs*)

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maybe he wasnt scowling you at all he could have thougt you were good looking or maybe he was just freezing his balls off just my .02
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I like to know where the money is going when I donate. Its like the Girl Scouts and Boy scouts, Dont buy there cookies and popcorn that all goes to the high up people that sit behind a desk and the kids only get a small % of it. I dontate to the troops themselves. any troop leader can take $ to do trips or buy supplies for the kids themselves. I was service unit director for 7 years here in west branch. We have Land that was donated to Mitten Bay girl scouts. They are now selling that land. and it has pissed me off big time because this land has 3 lakes on it and is a great spot for the local girls to go to. and they want to put the money in another camp down state which will leave the girls up north no place to go. We have fought this for years but now we have lost and it is being sold. ok rant over thanks for reading.:miff:
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A put a check in the red kettle the other day. The Salvation Army is one the documented best charities for using the bulk of donations for people in need and their administrative costs are among the lowest of all national organizations. I give back because my family is lucky. We have basics and lots of luxuries. When I'm out with Brendan and Sophia they always get a dollar each to put in the kettle so they learn the importance of giving back.
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While you are all in such a giving mood, how about blood? The Red Cross is always short on blood at the holidays. Perhaps, drop off a pint while you are out and about eh? Myself, I give on a regular schedule, and feel it is worthwhile.
FYI, I also give $ to the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Just think the blood part might save a life even more.

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Wow Miff, that really sux. Sorry to hear that!

As for the salvation army, sometimes I place $$ inthe bucket, sometimes I don't, depends on what I have in my wallet, but no one shouldn't be jeered at if I don't have it.
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While you are all in such a giving mood, how about blood? The Red Cross is always short on blood at the holidays. Perhaps, drop off a pint while you are out and about eh? Myself, I give on a regular schedule, and feel it is worthwhile.
FYI, I also give $ to the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Just think the blood part might save a life even more.

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I am rather curious of something here. Would it have been better instead of paying coinstar the fees to sort your change, to rather, sort the change yourself and donated the fees that you paid to coinstar. Or could it been better to take it to your bank or credit union, alot of them have fee free sorting machines :) just thought i would add a dime and withdraw my 8 cents
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You guys do realize that the money donated to these charities are legit and are for a good cause right? What would it hurt to put in a little bit... people think they are desperate for money but they really do not know how some people truly have it. I donate to most causes I see on the street, salvation army and a few other charities... i dont even claim it as a tax right off. I have been one of the people that these charities helped growing up, so i know what it is like to be in need. I dont mind giving back. Hell I gave my whole Christmas bonus back to the company to contribute to a charity they contribute to every year. I grew up poor and have risen above it... is it because of the charities.... no, but i am thankful that some of them did help feed me so that I could and have done better for myself...

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I am with you on this , I have never had to turn to an orginization for help but I've never been wealthy either . I give to many charities and in fact my sons cub scout troop has picked the methodist childrens home in Redford as their charity to sponser this year . These kids are in between families , some are getting foster families some ...well just don't have a family to go to and it's a shame but I can not blame these children and therefore I will spend my money on them ...Hint Hint if anyone is interested we are turning over our "gifts" to the troop leader next wednesday. I know 100% of the items will go toward the children and their care. I would be proud to tell the scouts a group of offroaders has contributed and if not well my family will do what we can.
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well this guy gave my mom and our neighbor a hard time because my mom only gave 2 bucks and she had a 5 in her hand to and the neighbor gave nothing. my mom donated what she wanted to donate and could that 5 was to get my little sister lunch. that upset my mom.

my neighbor won't donate to things like that becuase she can't right them off. i donate to a lot of differnet places and i never have used one for as a tax right off. whats the point of donating if your just going to right it off???
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well this guy gave my mom and our neighbor a hard time because my mom only gave 2 bucks and she had a 5 in her hand to and the neighbor gave nothing. my mom donated what she wanted to donate and could that 5 was to get my little sister lunch. that upset my mom.

my neighbor won't donate to things like that becuase she can't right them off. i donate to a lot of differnet places and i never have used one for as a tax right off. whats the point of donating if your just going to right it off???
it still does good to give to the reputable charities and write it off. Does take away a lil bit of the god bless everyone christmas spirit if you will only do it for tax reasons. Kinda scroogie.
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