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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
I'm considering cancelling Christmas - kinda.

Well, actually what I'd rather do is make some donations to charity rather than fill all your houses with junk. So, what I'd like from you guys is an idea of charities you would like to see on a future "Pick a box for Simon to give some money to" poll. I may stiill send one or two presents or cards, but for the majority I'd rather do this.

Yes - it's a poll about a poll.

Suggest a charity you'd appreciate a donation to on your behalf



EDIT: Some of you might have been quick and entered info in the previous attempt at this which I deleted... so please go again...
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nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 6th, 2004 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Fine plan

Reciprocation?
Would you like another Donkey?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 6th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fine plan

I'm am remaining carefully donkey-neutral. I'm not sure I can take another huge argument about the rights and wrongs of that idea :-)
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 6th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Contentious Donkeys

So Donkey neutral. What positive? Or not?

Am thoroughly bored at work, no clients yet. How are you?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 6th, 2004 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Contentious Donkeys

How am I? I'm wishing some more of that magic cheesey garlic bread from the German market would appear; and that the delivery I'm expecting turns up.

I'm also congratulating myself I've not opened the books I bought from Wayland's Forge yet.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 6th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Contentious Donkeys

MMMmmmm all the garlic in the world, with cheese. Extra yum.

So look, are you going to answer the question or shall I prepare the hot eye needles?
Which charity would you like donation to or not at all?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 6th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Contentious Donkeys

I'm thinking! I'll use the answers to this poll as a guide.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 6th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Thinking?

Impossible.
Improbable at the very least.
oldnick From: oldnick Date: December 6th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Contentious Donkeys

Yes - the cheesy garlic bread was even better than the cheese & sausage version. I imagine I could have cleared Brum of vampires after that on Friday night.
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 6th, 2004 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fine plan

Oh just don't start :-P
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: December 6th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fine plan

Perhaps a tug of war between a donkey and a cockney street urchin could be arranged... ticket sales donated to the winner!
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: December 6th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fine plan

Now.
Play fair.
Several Donkeys surely...
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dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: December 6th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Beat me to it... I've been thinking about doing this (I think out of laziness rather than goodwill) since your Donkey saga.

Though my issues with the Donkey is not whether or not its a good charity but that our commercial world means charities have to spend time and resources on photos and newsletters of poor donkey/bear/child/torture victim...in order to get us to part with cash. Horrid commercial it is.

anyway once you've constructed the main poll I shall probably swipe the results!
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: December 6th, 2004 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, that is true, but charities can also realize economies of scale, buying what they need in bulk, setting up infrastructure that can be used continuously, etc. Hopefully that offsets the cost of advertising in most cases.
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: December 6th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree and understand fully why they do it, and its not the advertising that bothers me at all its the offering a product for money. The "product" being the adopted animal/child whatever. And it doesn't bother me that they do it. It bothers me that as a society we need this level of personalisation before we are prepared to give
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 7th, 2004 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - that's really helpful.
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