Monday, July 14, 2008

I must be heartless

I have today off of work, so I'm taking the time to do a few things around the house that I keep putting off and just enjoying my free day overall!

Then I hear a knock at the door.

Standing at the door are two girls, probably between the ages of 7 and 9. One of them is holding what appears to be a donation can.

But they aren't selling anything....

"Hi - we are going door to door collecting money because our Mom and Dad don't have jobs. Could you spare a dollar or two?"

I wasn't exactly sure how to feel.

First I wanted yell that their parents should "GET A JOB". Even with a crappy job market you can still work somewhere, and their parents probably aren't getting unemployment, otherwise they wouldn't need to send their kids door to door to beg for money. Then I realized that yelling at kids probably wasn't the best tactic to take.

Second I was shocked....what kind of parent sends their kids out to beg for money? But perhaps the parent's didn't send them out door to door....maybe the kids were trying to help their Mom and Dad on their own, and this was the only way they could think to do it.

I told them that I do not keep cash around (which is true) and off they went, but I'm still not sure how to feel about this whole situation.

What do you think?



Anonymous Quality Weenie said...

Sounds like kids trying to score some easy cash from the sympathy of others.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate to say it, I think you'll be glad you didn't give them any money.

3:48 PM  
Blogger tammi said...

Pretty much sums up MY feelings on that subject....

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Oddybobo said...

Happy Birthday!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Caltechgirl said...

On a completely different note, Happy Birthday!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you..........


I'll spare you from listening to me sing the rest. ;)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Bruce Wayne said...

Hey Momma,

Happy B day...want some Zombie porn?

7:27 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Who said...

What do I think? I think I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. And then I'll go kick those parents' butts for you.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Roses said...

I agree that giving money would have been the wrong thing.
Since you have a heart, though, next time you could drop some food in their can.

"Here's some beans, kid."

Let Mom and Dad buy some cigarettes with that.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red says:
Instead of standing on street corners they are going door to door now? O M G and to think I was annoyed with the lazy beggars that stood on street corners mooching change! The parents are probably sending the kids out because they are to fat & lazy to work themselves

7:29 AM  

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