Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Companies goalhanging our charity money #TightwadDad 071
This is happening more and more, and I can't quite put my finger on it.
You finish a transaction with a company.
You're about to pay.
Our business together is done.
And then they ask you that question.
"Would you like to donate something to charity?"
Yes. Of course the answer is yes.
But... do I have to do it right now?
What's bugging me about companies rattling the collection tin at the checkout or on the payment page...
...is that they then get all the glory from my 5 pence.
They won't mention me when they present the novelty cheque.
They will completely take the credit for my cash.
I'm the one who donated.
And now they won't shut up about it.
We haven't even finished our deal yet.
Are they trying to distract me?
Why can't they ask me after I've bought their thing?
This is too much to take in.
So I don't tick the box.
And now suddenly I'm the bad guy.
And it's not even their 5p.
I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...
- Big Supermarket top-up shop:
“I don’t know. I got rolls and eggs. It was 15 quid and I can’t even remember what I got.”
Criminals don't pay for the criminal checks #TightwadDad 070
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