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Thread #156536   Message #3690748
Posted By: GUEST
01-Mar-15 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
Subject: RE: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
"Subject: RE: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 28 Feb 15 - 11:03 AM

I'm sure that it's probably very politically incorrect to say so, but have you noticed that charities are becoming more and more and more of a 'pain-in-the-arse' too?

'Chuggers' on every high street, leaflets through the door (along with those irritating plastic bags for your 'old clothes') and, of course, phone calls! There was one woman rang me the other day, about some (no doubt worthy) charity who went on and on and on - obviously from a prepared script- until I interrupted her and said that I was already signed up for two charities (of my choice), and still she went on and on and on until, in the end, I had to put the phone down!"

I think a lot of these big 'charities' are essentially not much more than bloated self-interested corporations / businesses who plough a massive percentage of their takings back into getting even more people to give them money. The only charities worth giving to, are the small ones run by a dedicated volunteer base. At least you know when you give to those, the money goes straight where it's needed.