Two snarks because I can't help it. It might be that time of the month. *sigh*
First, March of Dimes, SO NOT COOL. You sent me a dime and asked me to return it to you. It's going to cost me 41 cents to return it to you! It feels like you're forcing me to donate to you.
Look, I give where I can, and we all have to choose where we want to give our giving money, and, March of Dimes, you are not it..
Usually I can only give a measly $10, but currently I am saving up because I'm sponsoring each of my students one penny for every minute they practice this summer, with the proceeds going to the Bright Side of the Road Foundation, which will really add up because my kids practice a LOT.
So it's not like I'm a stingy person. Every time a blog friend asks, I throw at least ten dollars toward their charity, even when I'm broke. But this dime shtick? SO NOT COOL. Now I feel guilty for keeping the dime, or irritated that I have to spend the 41 cents. And yes, my budget goes down to those 41 cents. There is no such thing as pocket change at the moment.
And, why would I give money to a charity who has the money to mail out MILLIONS of dimes? That adds up. How many of those get returned? I bet not a high percentage for a mass mailing. So my donation would probably go straight into the trash can. I don't want to donate to a charity where my money isn't going to help anything but advertising for that charity.
So ... I guess I'm going to imagine, March of Dimes, that you wanted to donate your dime to sponsor ten minutes of my students' practicing. You said, after all, that you're all about children. Why not give some children a few more years to spend with their father or mother who has ALS?
At least your dime won't end up in the trash.
I erased the second snark of the day. I'm feeling better.
I am also writing complete sentences today, with subjects, verbs, and everything. This is a step up.
If I have time tonight, I'll try to finish a post I started awhile back on SEO for authors and why I think it's important. It might be tomorrow or the next day. I'm on a writing streak, and preparing two students for a competition. And I have to send out a mailing and ...
How's your writing going? Have a snark you care to share? I'm in the mood for a snarkfest. Sometimes it feels so good to just vent.