Oh how horrifying the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are. They just stand there and look at me. And ask me to buy their stuff. They have to sell all their stuff or something bad will happen. Maybe they won’t get to go on that camping trip. Maybe they’ll have to buy all the leftover food and then they’ll become obese and get diabetes and die young. I don’t know.
The Salvation Army and all other donation organizations are just as bad for me. They have to earn as much money as they can or all the poor people will starve for Christmas. Or maybe they just won’t have presents. Either way if I don’t give them my money, people will suffer.
Whoever the group and whatever the outcome I feel pressured to buy something. And I really don’t like that. It makes me uncomfortable. It makes me feel a tiny bit guilty that I don’t want to buy their overpriced, bad-for-me food or that I don’t want to donate my spare change. I know poor people are out there in the world but dude, I’m selfish, I don’t want to give them my money. I feel like even if I give my change someone will see me and think that I’m not giving enough.
That’s why I don’t buy food from the Scouts and why I rarely give change to the red bucket. Call me selfish, evil, mean, whatever. It is what it is. I should not have to be pressured into spending my money.