Post # 1
I’m kinda pissed right now that people have donated over $40,000 to some guy who wanted $10 to make potato salad. He gets all that money and can do anything he wants with it. There are so many worthy charities that need money and people are giving to this guy!?!?!
So I went on Kickstarter and found a small project that I thought needed help. I found a Middle School student who wants $550 to take a photography and history trip to Washington DC, Richmond and Williamsburg.
So I’m hoping the wonderful hive can help this student. I dont know who Mumi is, I just wanted to do something to counteract the Potato Salad craziness. So even if you only have $1, lets send her on a wonderful educational trip!
Post # 2
Ugh. I have had to max out my credit card two different times to pay my school tuition and still haven’t paid it back, and this guy gets 40 grand to make a potato salad?
That potato salad better end up solving world hunger.
Post # 3
My husband and I felt the same exact way you did about the potato salad guy. I guess he’s using some of the money now to rent a hall and serve a bunch of potato salad to his backers.
Still, you see someone has raised $40,000 for POTATO SALAD, and still donate? I don’t get it!
Post # 4
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Post # 5
julies1949: in that the people who donated were fools and they are now parted from their money. Oi.
Post # 6
I will be glad potato salad guy got 40K if it helps shows people how ridiculous it is for able bodied, non-destitute individuals to ask strangers for money for non-emergency purposes.
Post # 7
weddingmaven: Exactly. Half of the things on go fund me are nothing that anyone needs. They are just wants.
Give to those that need medical care because the country they live in feels more compelled to buy weapons than provide adequate and affordable medical care to it’s citizen whose minimum wage is a pittance.
Post # 8
I personally thought the whole thing was hilarious. He needed $10 to make a potato salad, so who knows.. maybe he could use the money afterall? Who are we to judge. People can spend their money how they please, good for him for making $40,000+ off his sense of humour.
Post # 9
I think it’s hilarious.
Also, I think it’s drawing attention (both good and bad) to Kickstarter. Maybe a couple people (like the OP) look around and donate to something they consider a real cause. We also see the fallacy behind the set-up.
I’m curious as to what he’ll do with the money. Imagine if he made potato salad for homeless shelters. I wonder how people would feel then.
Post # 10
I don’t see how this is any worse than someone asking for money for any non life threatening purpose. I have to confess, I don’t like it when able bodied people essentially beg for funds. Don’t even get me started on the fund my wedding or IVF stuff.
I say go, potato salad guy!