Fibromyalgia pub crawl, Saturday 10 May
Smylers at stripey.com
Sun Apr 20 12:16:21 BST 2008
Greg McCarroll writes:
> those god awful street collectors with their charity coloured anoraks
> and clipboards who don't want a donation but instead your bank
> details, and who I believe work on commission
They are. And even some chuggers seeking immediate donations are on
commission. Be especially suspicious if they mention a generic cause
rather than a named charity.
chugger (in purple fleece, shaking donation box): You look like the
kind of person who would like to support disabled children.
Smylers: Which charity are you collecting for?
chugger: Disabled children.
Smylers: Yes, but which charity is that. You are a registered
chugger: We're a company which fundraises on behalf of charities; we
pass on donations to charities to help disabled children.
Smylers: Are you getting paid for this?
chugger (incredulously): Of course I am! Would _you_ do this for
Smylers: I have done -- I've collected for Christian Aid, as a
(Chugger wanders off in disbelief.)
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