(Closed) Talk about ungrateful!

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
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6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes I also ‘dislike’ the constant fundraisers I’m hearing about from almost everyone I know and the guilt trips that go along with them. Once my boss had a fundraiser for his son (I barely knew him at this point) and sent out an email about it, which I thought was slightly inappropriate since i report into him, then sent out a follow-up email to everyone who hadn’t contributed asking for donations! I was floored, I never gave any $ because in general I don’t contribute to these types of fundraisers for my own personal reasons, but wow that was awkward and inappropriate.

But to your point about asking for donations then going on a spending spree. We helped out a younger family member financially on several occasions because he had a dead end low paying job and still wanted to come visit us and participate in family events. We paid for his meals, his travel, everything. Then after a few months of this, he announced he had saved up enough money to travel to Japan and spend the summer and was quitting his job. While I’m happy for him that he’s able to experience this, I feel kind of taken advantage of for supporting him not knowing he was actually pocketing the money to save for this trip. For this and many other reasons, never again will we just hand cash to people asking for it, instead we donate a certain amount to our chosen charities every year.

Post # 33
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3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@.twist. – my brother’s wife does sh*t like that all the time – posting about how crummy of a husband he is, how awful my parents are… I have screenshots of EVERYTHING.

Post # 34
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

ew what a disgusting person. deletethankyoubuhbye:)

Post # 35
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9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I actually think FB is a GREAT fundraising tool. I contribute to my friend’s March of Dimes team, SIDS research and have always recieved a heartfelt thank you for it. If someone started pulling this BS I’d hit the delete.

I hope the child finds health and happiness and that his parents learn to be a little more humble if they are relying on charity to pay the medical bills.

Post # 36
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6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oi, I hate it when people accept charity when they don’t need it! It makes me soo mad! And then to guilt trip everyone into spending money when they go on awesome vacations is just horrible :(.

Post # 37
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oh man, I’ll admit, if I haven’t talked to you in six months, and I get a mass Message asking for money for some fundraiser you’re taking part in, and then twelve other people who I’ve never met his Reply All on that same mass message, that’s a quick way to get de-friended in my book!

I would defriend her and move on with your life if I were you 🙂

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