First, Thanksgiving is next week. My niece's birthday is in December, along with that little holiday we know as Christmas. Then, Buddy's birthday is in January and Sissy's is in February. Hellloooo?
Can you guess we're broke from November through March?
Why do these corporations solicit for donations around the holiday? Don't they realize everyone is in a tight spot right now.
One, in particular (and I won't name names), is very persistent - calling up to 3 times a day and finally calling my house at 8:45 pm! Of course, I see the caller ID. And, I don't answer. I don't answer any of them.
Except I made the mistake of answering a call - it was a cell number that seemed familiar. It was Marshall University Alumni Association. It was Sissy's bathtime, so I begged off by saying I was busy (I was), but seriously? My dad paid for every penny of my education....I think they got enough of his money that I should be off the hook forever.
And, it's not that I don't WANT to give.... I would love to. I would love to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the animal shelters or breast cancer research, the list goes on and on. But, we are a single income family. We live simply, but we don't have loads of extra cash to be handing out to every charity to call or send mail, etc.
It makes me feel like a grinch. :-(