I was just saying to Richard the other day, I can't believe I haven't blogged about this topic before... so here you go!
One of my big pet peeves it letting children pan handle at the grocery store. Come on you know what I'm talking about! You can call it asking for donations all you want, but what it truly is is pan handling. I hate being accosted by baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, cheerleaders etc... who are just asking you to give them money. I'm not crazy when they sell Girl Scout cookies or popcorn for the Boy Scouts either, but at least they are selling a product.
But when they just stand there with their hat/helmets/a jar or something asking you to give them money... come on!
I hate that we have gotten to the point where things are so expensive and schools are providing so little to the sports, but do you really think this is the solution? I always wonder how much they actually make doing this?
Are you a person who feels guilty and drops some money for them, or are you like me and say... ummm no! I will not support pan handling even if people "believe" it's for a good cause.
Ok... chime in!