Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dear Telephone Solicitor

I'm sorry I got a little snitty with you today. I do believe in your organization and would like to give some of my money and show my support.

I do not like it when I am called during the day. See, the mornings and afternoons are working times, right? You are at work calling others to hand over their money. Would you like a call at work asking you for money? I doubt it.

No, I don't go to an office to make my living (can you call making $600/year a living?). I work out of my house. In a studio. I make things. I make huge gummy, sticky messes. And when my phone rings and my hands are covered in paint and glue, it had better be relevant to my work or my family.

One of these days, I will put caller ID on the upstairs phone. But then I would need a new phone. And I kind of like the old gummy/sticky phone.

So, hard-working fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, I do apologize. I apologize for hanging up on you after I stated that I cannot possibly afford to fork over $200 at this point. I know that you were going to continue asking for lesser amounts until we agreed on something. It just wasn't a good time for me.

I will see what I can do, because I support what this organization does. And from the looks of things, your organization will become a necessity for more and more Americans.

I'll see what I can do. After 5:00 pm.


  1. These unsolicited phone calls ALWAYS, like you said, come at such unconvenient times.
    I give alot of money to charities but I NEVER give when someone calls on the phone requesting donations.
    I appreciate they have a job to do but they always catch me at a bad time.....normally around dinner time.

    As always your posts are well expressed.

    Big hugs
    Peg xxxxxx

  2. Ooh I always hate when they call and then ask for more money than I have available. Then they're either going to think I'm a total cheapo or some jerk who doesn't care about their cause. I so much prefer to get solicited by mail.