Pressure to donate for gifts

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Lemmy, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    So some broad that I barely know at work got knocked up and somehow I get pressured into giving $10 for a gift card for the little bastard baby shower. From what i can tell the mom seems nice enough but not someone I'd just hand $10 to. I tried the "I need to get change" a few times and was obviously evasive hoping the hint would be taken. The "do-gooder" doing the collecting forked out for the card and let some us know what we "owed" her. :facepalm:

    I have flat out refused in the past for people I don't like (that always goes over well) but I hate when it's someone nice but not someone I'm friends with. I don't want to hurt their feelings but would rather just buy myself a giant sammich.

    She is also out of sick time and they are hitting us up to donate 20+ hours. That's like handing someone $500+........fuck that!

    Am I the only asshole that hates this crap? It's always something getting collected for.
     
  2. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    Give her $2 and a condom.
     
  3. GHP

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    Tell them you already donated
     
  4. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    agree...shit like this is outta hand
     
  5. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I can't.....the "do-gooder" knows. There aren't that many of us on the shift so it's hard to skate.
     
  6. Napoleon V2

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    The department doesn't need cheapskates like you Lemmy. Two weeks, with pay.
     
  7. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Raffle tickets from coworkers offspring is another scourge!
     
  8. Mr. Potato Head

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    :lol: Give her an old wire hanger.
     
  9. Mr. Potato Head

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    In all seriousness Lemmy, my daughter's school is having a fundraiser and we're selling chocolate bars for $1. How many would you like?
     
  10. Estocada

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    An advantage of home officing...you rarely have to deal with that. And no, just because you work in a the same office should not mean you have to contribute, but I'd probably knuckle under.
     
  11. Reggae Mistress

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    It's rude to assume that everyone will automatically donate towards the gift just because you work together.
     
  12. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    should be a law about that shit...mother fuckers. I blame the schools...they are always pimping the kids
     
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    donations should be voluntary
     
  14. Mur

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    I just say i'm a little short on money and got bills to pay.:echick:
     
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    Yep, I remember when I was a kid and had to go door to door selling shit for cub scouts. Can you imagine that shit today?

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    The best thing I ever did for myself was to learn to graciously say no.
     
  17. gwartney

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    That donating sick time deal is really bullshit. It's always someone who abused their sick time that ends up using it. I probably woulda flipped for the ten just to get them off my back.
     
  18. Reggae Mistress

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    If it happens again, just tell them that you and the Mrs have already purchased a gift for ______. As far as the kid raffle thing, again, we say that we have already purchased cookies, raffle tickets, discount cards, wrapping paper, etc from the kids next door. It's all about trying to guilt you into it.
     
  19. FatKidSullivan

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    I hate this shit too. I don't give a fuck if you're getting married or having a baby. Congratulations. I don't want to be pressured into giving money to someone.
     
  20. Xhorder

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    You should start up an competing fund drive to pay for an abortion...