Daily Archives: November 10, 2011
I wonder who was the first person to say, “Hey, why don’t we all put on matching jackets. grab some clipboards and go ask people for money in front of the subway!” I remember back in the day when “The Clipboard People” (Clipboardians?) would only ask you to sign a petition. Now they want your credit card information. They seem very well organized as a whole in the sense that you never see two different groups at the same station on the same day. I guess they have a calendar or something. Greenpeace on Mondays, Planned Parenthood on Tuesdays. Politely telling them that you’re not interested doesn’t work so I’ve been trying different methods. Here’s my experience this week:
Greenpeace person: Hello sir. Do you care about the environment.
Me: Not really.
Planned Parenthood: Good Morning! Do you support the idea of a woman’s right to choose?
Me: You’re really asking me that while I’m pushing a stroller with a screaming chid in it?
United Way: How are you today? Do you have time to save a life today?
Me: (Pointing at the stroller) That’s what I’m trying to do right now.