ok...I have no clue if I am going to step on toes or not.
My daughter is not "school" age yet...so we have yet to encounter fundraisers.
I don't think I like these things called fundraisers.
I recall participating a little when I was in school...I don't recall ever being completely nuts about reaching any certain sales goal.
I also recall the items we seling being....well....reasonably priced.
A $2.50 crock of cheese.
A $4.00 pack of wrapping paper.
Last night at 8:00 our doorbell rang
I realize this should not make me crabbie...however it did.
I had just settled down with all my craft goodies
Chloe was in the bed....Garren was playing Madden...all was peaceful.
Each and every time the doorbell rings Lei Lei goes into complete attack mode...I have to man-handle the dog...shove her into the powder room...trying ever so carefully to not get her tail or snout in the door and I slam it closed behind her.
At my door is the little girl from up the street
"hi....your husband told me to come back if I needed a few more sales"
OH he did did he ?
So I heard her out....she was selling one of those local coupon books.
I thumbed thru the book....to see if I thought it would be worth it for me to purchase one.
Most of the locations I noticed were too far away....or places we do not go.
Aghhhh the pressure !!!!
"how much are they" I asked.
holy cow....I certainly do not need a $20.00 book of coupons I can't and never will use.
"Ummm.....I am sorry (cute little girl) I really don't think we could use many of these.
Now...Mom, who is standing a little off my porch...speaks up.
"here is a list of all of the places that are close...."
I look at the list.......the list has 8 places on it......8.
I say no again...."I just really don't think we would use it"
Mom keeps on...."well...she really wants the ipod"
now listen to this part....
"this is really her brother's fundraiser...he already has an ipod....and I told him that she could sell his coupon books for him but if he won for most sales, he HAD to give her the ipod "
You have got to be kidding me.....
1. Tell lazy brother to sell his own books and perhaps have daughter earn her ipod in another manner.
2. Take no for an answer from the nice lady who was disturbed during her crafty time and had to cram her dog in the powder room...narrowly missing taking off her tail.
3. Don't beg people to buy the stuff you kids are selling.
I always buy girl scout cookies....ALWAYS ..... Yummy !!
We have bought a $10.00 tub of cookie dough
and a few other items since we have lived in this neighborhood.
I don't know...something about a school asking me for $20.00 for a coupon book with virtually no coupons in my area...just did not seem like a smart way for me to spend my money.
Not to mention the over-bearing mom and the sweet little girl working the street for her brother just so she can get an ipod.
I know fund-raisers are a money raising effort for the schools...how beneficial they are...how much money the schools actually get....I have no clue.
I am not expert....I dont know if I will allow Chloe to participate in fund-raisers or not
this particular one just left a bad taste in my mouth.......and yes I did go directly upstairs and deal with Garren for having her come back so "I' could tell her no...because he did not have the heart.
Let me say I do commend the mom for going around the neighborhood with her kid and not sending her out alone.
ok...that's my rant....feel free to join me or tell my why you think fund-raisers are the BEST !!!
have a happy day