Three Times a Charm?

I'm probably going to get torn apart and viewed as being stingy, tight, and maybe even heartless, but it's gotta come out, it can't stay in....

Went to the grocery store on the weekend and I walk in the store and was asked "Would you like to buy some girl guide cookies?" by two little girls. "No thanks," I replied. Upon standing at the check out there were some kids at the end of the conveyor belt bagging groceries (for those that bought bags). I only had two items so after paying I just grabbed them and walked past the kids who then asked me to donate money toward their basketball team or whatever it was, once again I said, "Sorry," and went to exit the grocery store where I was then again asked if I'd like to buy a box of girl guide cookies!

I know there are particular groups that have to raise money, but I'm sorry I don't like to be asked. If you're going to be in the entrance of the store (if it's big enough) set up a table or have a sign that says what you're selling and where the money is going, that way people can read as they walk by and have the choice to donate/buy and not get bombarded and asked multiple times when you enter and when you exit the store.

I just hate how they have every possible area covered with children asking for money! —Mrs. Scrooge

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