Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Supermarket Solicitations

Am I the only one who gets a little irritated when they go to a supermarket and there are parents and children in front of the store asking for money to support their little league/soccer/hockey team?

I don't mean selling some nominal thing for money, like a chocolate bar or other item of little value at an inflated price for that endeavor. I just mean they are asking flat out for money.

So it is sort of like this strange ritual where every weekend when I do my shopping, I try to slip past them unnoticed because I know that the whole experience is meant as a guilt trip all around. I think the frequency is one of the things that bothers me since it is almost every weekend that kids from one team or another are doing this with their parents in tow.

And the thing is, if it was someone collecting for the food bank or the mission, I wouldn't have a problem with it, and I would likely give them some money every time.

So is it just me being a huge curmudgeon, or does that sound a little suspect to anyone else?

1 comment:

Megan said...

Haven't come across that one yet. I assume it's only a matter of time though.