“Intuition informed by knowledge becomes priceless common sense” – Critical Care by Theresa Brown
You just walked a mile through a large retail operation. You’re tired. Somewhat irritable.
You just want to pay and go home. Get out of there.
There are 20 checkout counters. Only 5 are open and the lines are long.
Resigned, you stand and wait.
Finally. Your turn. Goods are laboriously placed on the moving belt.
“Good morning. Would you like to make a donation to end Children’s Hunger?”
You’re caught off guard. The clerk is looking at you. The person behind you is looking.
If you say no, the implication is you are a stinking piece of human garbage.
Never mind that the clerk has not given you full disclosure.
Like – what is the name of the charity? Will this benefit the local community? How much of a donated dollar goes for salaries and advertisement? How much is Walmart being paid to solicit? Etc. Etc. Etc.
No………….you are requested to make a snap decision to someone you don’t know regarding a charity that is nameless.
How many are victims of this deceptive form of coercion?
I believe everybody should check out a charity first. They should be given that opportunity.
I told the clerk no I would not and that I considered the question condescending and impertinent.
She looked at me like I just stepped out of a UFO.
Would you have done the same?
”Delusion was an essential fact of life for the average person” – The Thirst by Joe Nesbo
If they only have 5 checkouts and the lines are that long, no problem. I just leave the cart setting there and leave the store. I will go some where that wants my business and will give good service.
Grant, I think you missed the point. Shame on me for not doing a better job of communicating.