Friday, September 19, 2008

Quirky Issues Part 2

Ok, I thought of a couple more...if you have no clue what I am talking about, please refer to this entry here.

Why is it so hard for people to walk a few extra (between 5-20 feet) to cross at a pedestrian crosswalk? Especially at my boys school. I swear I almost hit some person everyday because they pop out of nowhere. It drives me insane because the there are 3 crosswalks all close together, this is NOT hard...good grief lazy people!! You deserve to be run over for being stupid! What are you teaching your kids!!!

Fundraising at my door!! I do not want to send you to France, I do not need those Girl Scout Cookies, no, I do not need any overpriced magazines that I will never get anyway, I do not want to support your band kid and I can mow my own lawn thanks!! Oh, and no, I won't buy meat out of the back of your trashy truck!! I should not have to post a sign (has anyone noticed you can't just buy a No Soliciting sign anywhere?) to keep people off my porch begging for money. If I see you at Walmart, 9 times out of 10 I will purchase something or at least give you a couple bucks...maybe. About two weeks ago a lady knocked on my door at 8:30 p.m...come on now! She was selling homemade cookies so her daughter could go to some kind of camp. Are you kidding me? Don't think I'm heartless, I donate to lots of charities, I have many friends (real and online) that I try to support if I have the means if something is wrong with their kids or they are trying to raise awareness. But don't knock on my door. I refuse to send my kids peddling for any type of fundraiser. I don't mind it in a public setting as long as you're not pushy but please not in my private residence. (If you're a friend and your kid is selling something, you can always ask..don't knock on my door though, if you're selling something I'm interested in, I just might buy something...maybe, lol)

Going off of that one, I want to support our city but I don't want the Police Supporters or Firemen Supporters calling my house every 6 months asking me to donate to get a cool decal for my vehicle. I have one already, it's called a Yellow Ribbon and it shows my support for my husband! I especially like it when they call and I tell them nicely, I am not interested and they go on and know ma'am, they protect your city...well yeah, why don't you send me some money since my husband protects our entire country and the freedom that goes with it...I'll expect my check in the mail! Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all that they do...they rank right up there with our Soldiers but I don't need some snotty person on the other line getting smart with me. I love when they stand in the streets collecting money in their fireman boots or buckets, I always throw money in there.

Ok, that's it for now...stay tuned there might be a part 3 someday!!!


Bringhurst Family said...

Is your front door metal? I made my own sign on the computer and printed it on magnet paper. I'll make you one if yours is metal.

Matt & Lindsay said...

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I don't keep up with emailing people that much so here is our blog my wife upkeeps it most every week. so to find out our happenings go to thanks we will talk at you later.

Lost in a Secret Garden said...

The Army doesn't have a policy in housing that makes it illegal to solicite in the area? I love that about Navy housing, we don't have that problem. Every once in awhile you'll get a kid for a fundraiser but then someone reminds them of the policy and they quit. But the kids with the bucket of candy, the Jaohovah Witnesses (and Mormons...but we don't care about them knocking do we, lol), the subscriptions,'s peaceful!

And the crosswalks - never understood that either. However my b*tch is the people driving around here see how many can get through the crosswalk before the crossing guards put their signs up or before we get to the curb. They'll race through it just to beat us from attempting to cross in front of them! I yelled at some guy after she saw us at the corner getting ready to cross and she ran the stop sign. Where are the cops when you need them???

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Yes, Andrea, the Army does have that policy but sadly people here don't listen since we live in gov't housing that is not on the actual installation. I tell them when they come but they don't listen, lol

Amie, yes our door is metal, that's a FAB idea!!!