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Shopper

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#1 Nov 17, 2012
I know there are a lot of good causes to collect for this time of the year, but why must they block the door at Walmart and Hays? I know it makes Walmart and Hays caring businesses in this community, but what about those of us with limited money and who are embarrassed by being approached for a donation or to buy something? When I noticed them at Walmart this morning, I just kept driving. When I got to Hays, I was confronted by another group. I wish they could set up away from the doors and give the customers a chance to make the decision to give without being asked. I don't want to sound harsh or uncaring. I just feel so embarrassed when I have to say no.
guest

Forrest City, AR

#2 Nov 17, 2012
I agree 100%!!!
Guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Nov 17, 2012
I agree! I went to Walmart n had $5.00 cash on me, which I never have cash, so I let my kids pick out something. We left, when I got home realized I'd forgotten something at Walmart. So I ran to Hays real quick, was approached going in the store and coming out. I politely said no thank you. Only for the boy to yell out, "oh come on! Let the kids decide. They've been good!" I too, felt embarrassed. I had just donated to the cause, whatever it was at Walmart. I did not appreciate being yelled at over not buying something from them.
guest

Califon, NJ

#4 Nov 17, 2012
I agree too. It makes me feel bad and kinda like a grinch, but I barely have enough $ to buy what I need at wal mart, much less have to be bugged for more money when I walk in or out of the store. I wish they would do something about that.
guest

Sherwood, AR

#5 Nov 17, 2012
Guest wrote:
I agree! I went to Walmart n had $5.00 cash on me, which I never have cash, so I let my kids pick out something. We left, when I got home realized I'd forgotten something at Walmart. So I ran to Hays real quick, was approached going in the store and coming out. I politely said no thank you. Only for the boy to yell out, "oh come on! Let the kids decide. They've been good!" I too, felt embarrassed. I had just donated to the cause, whatever it was at Walmart. I did not appreciate being yelled at over not buying something from them.
you should have reported them undoubtly there wasnt any responsible adult with the brats
TacoTuesday

Earle, AR

#6 Nov 17, 2012
I don't like it either, but I just say "Not today, thanks!" and keep on walking. Guilt isn't going to drive my decision.
business guru

Wynne, AR

#7 Nov 19, 2012
my favorite way to avoid them s grab my cell phone and be in a heated converstion with no one. I to get very pizzed off when i go shopping and i'm confronted at the entrance doors with begging kids.Or what's worse is the parents beggin for money so they can send the kids to a ball tournement while the kids are home in bed or playing video games........ Bad thing is I own a business and if i don't give they go elsewhere........... so I grab my phone and get very busy as I walk by... it works :)
icare

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2012
I don't mine at all donation money if you have a reason for it. But to set up and just ask for money and I don't really know where its going I don't give. I love to ride my bike in poker runs and I spend a lot of money at these drives but I know where the money goes and ever dime helps kids and it touches my heart to give where there is need. But don't stand out side a store like a crack head does at the red lights in memphis.
guest

Wynne, AR

#9 Nov 20, 2012
I wish the stores would stop ths plicy. Maybe we should just avoid them.
Guest

West Memphis, AR

#10 Nov 20, 2012
If it is going yo be allowed, there should be a sign put up. If you want to purchase, donate or participate, you approach them. They should NOT be allowed to approach you at all. Same should apply for kiosks at the mall- like the Dead Sea place. If I want to shop at JC Penny, I go into JC Penny...nobody comes and drags me in there!(Or any other store) Allowing your customers who choose to shop at your store to be approached and annoyed will make some of them choose to shop elsewhere.
See It Like It Is

Little Rock, AR

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Shopper wrote:
I know there are a lot of good causes to collect for this time of the year, but why must they block the door at Walmart and Hays? I know it makes Walmart and Hays caring businesses in this community, but what about those of us with limited money and who are embarrassed by being approached for a donation or to buy something? When I noticed them at Walmart this morning, I just kept driving. When I got to Hays, I was confronted by another group. I wish they could set up away from the doors and give the customers a chance to make the decision to give without being asked. I don't want to sound harsh or uncaring. I just feel so embarrassed when I have to say no.
Why would you feel embarrassed if you really had nothing to give? You said you noticed them at Walmart so you just kept driving to avoid them. The money you spent in gas, to go into walmart parking lot and leave and go to another store, is money you could have gave them, but instead of giving to others you'd rather spend it on gas. If they really need help, they have no choice but to ask, look at this thread, does it look like anyone would volunteer to give it to them? People with income so limited, don't go to Walmart anyway, they can't afford it.
See It Like It Is

Little Rock, AR

#12 Nov 20, 2012
Guest wrote:
I agree! I went to Walmart n had $5.00 cash on me, which I never have cash, so I let my kids pick out something. We left, when I got home realized I'd forgotten something at Walmart. So I ran to Hays real quick, was approached going in the store and coming out. I politely said no thank you. Only for the boy to yell out, "oh come on! Let the kids decide. They've been good!" I too, felt embarrassed. I had just donated to the cause, whatever it was at Walmart. I did not appreciate being yelled at over not buying something from them.
Like Judge Judy says, if something don't make sense, usually it's because it isn't true. You say in your 1st sentence, you had 5.00 cash on you and sense you never have cash on you, you let your kids spend it. In your 9th sentence you said you had donated to the cause at Walmart, whatever it was. How could you have donated anything when you claim all you had was 5.00 and let your kids spend it? And why would this boy tell you to let your kids decide and tell you they had been good, unless that boy was walking through the store with you? You couldn't donate something? Your whole story makes no sense. You said you never have cash, you didn't say you didn't have money.
See It Like It Is

Little Rock, AR

#13 Nov 20, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>you should have reported them undoubtly there wasnt any responsible adult with the brats
How can you call a child a brat, when you don't know both sides of the story, all you've heard was the story the 1st guest told on here, in which quite frankly, doesn't make any sense which usually means it's not true.
See It Like It Is

Little Rock, AR

#14 Nov 20, 2012
business guru wrote:
my favorite way to avoid them s grab my cell phone and be in a heated converstion with no one. I to get very pizzed off when i go shopping and i'm confronted at the entrance doors with begging kids.Or what's worse is the parents beggin for money so they can send the kids to a ball tournement while the kids are home in bed or playing video games........ Bad thing is I own a business and if i don't give they go elsewhere.......... so I grab my phone and get very busy as I walk by... it works :)
You people are so damn selfish and heartless. You know what you do to others will come back to bite you in your butt. 10 years from now you may develop serious health problems from that cell phone you use to escape your responsibility as a human. You had children beg you for something and you denied them and you own a business? That is lower than a snakes belly. People like you are the reason this town is on it's way to Hell in a hand basket. When these parents ask you for money for their children to be able to feel like normal children, instead of poor and pushed aside, how do you know what their children are doing or if they are laid up in bed. You just think your smart with your cell phone trick, they are not stupid, they know what you are doing and how sorry you are. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
See It Like It Is

Little Rock, AR

#15 Nov 20, 2012
icare wrote:
I don't mine at all donation money if you have a reason for it. But to set up and just ask for money and I don't really know where its going I don't give. I love to ride my bike in poker runs and I spend a lot of money at these drives but I know where the money goes and ever dime helps kids and it touches my heart to give where there is need. But don't stand out side a store like a crack head does at the red lights in memphis.
How do you know they don't have a good reason and that it is not going to be spent on their children?
FUN NAPPY Selmer thats ME

Pembroke, KY

#16 Nov 20, 2012
I'd written a response to this thread when it was first started but I lost it and never did rewrite it. I, too, do not like when folks stand in front of stores begging especially this time of year. If they want to help others, go to their door and give to them. Let them send in their donations. My parents raised eight children and no one raised money to donate to them. No one on their jobs passed around envelopes for them, not even when Daddy had pneumonia and couldn't work. Mommuh's $5 a day fed us. We ate cabbage, beans, cornbread, etc. We didn't think we had to go out to eat. My mother did not feel the need to go to a salon to have her nails or hair done. My parents didn't use drugs. We weren't going every time there was an extra day off work. We didn't think we had to have new clothes every week. We got two outfits of clothes per year. Mommuh handmade many of our dresses out of flour sacks as did I handmake many of my family's clothes. When my mother needed extra money, she went to bank and got a loan and repaid it as did I; she didn't beg for money. No one enabled her to be a deadbeat. She worked. She scrubbed floors and toilets as did I. She chopped and picked cotton as did I. They gave us children what they could and we didn't expect anymore. We were happy just getting our apples, oranges, candy, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, socks, panties, slips, and a toy or two for Christmas. Our mouths weren't poked out because everybody in the family didn't get us gifts. We were just happy because of the season. We were happy just being our family and having Mommuh and Daddy being Mommuh and Daddy. Actually, we didn't know it should be any other way. My parents didn't beg nor did they DEPEND on others to beg for them. Even though we had no running water inside the house, had to go outside to use the toilet and wipe our butts with newspaper, had to hang clothes on the clothesline, had to wear hand-me-downs, seldom got to go to town-uh cuz white folks would sic their dogs on us, played hopscotch with a piece of broken glass, walked around with bent cans on our shoes, walked on tom-walkers, played ball in a vacant lot with all the other neighborhood kids, we were a bunch of happy youngnz. We had teachers who knew us and loved us. We had spellig bees. We had assemblies once a month to look toward to. We had dances I think once a month at night at the school. We had an amazing basketball team and cheerleaders. We had outstanding pep-ralleys and parades with a king and queen dressed in a tux and gown riding on a float. Our band was awesome. We had teachers who didn't tolerate foolishness. We had parents who allowed teachers to teach. No, our parents didn't beg nor were they enabled to be deadbeats. I remember when Ms. Wynn's daddy used to haul hands to the cotton field. He didn't stand in front of a store or on a street corner begging. Back in the day, our parents worked and did not expect to have what they could not afford. And guess what? We were not hungry. We always had our school supplies. Our parents were not deadbeats waiting on folks to stuff a bus so they could beg for their children's school supplies. No one made them helpless deadbeats. And when they both died, they were buried without having envelopes passed around on their children's jobs to assist in anything. No, our parents were not deadbeats waiting for beggars to stand out in front of stores to feed them and their children or to buy their family's gifts. But today, yawl owe me, plain and simple.
FUN NAPPY Selmer thats ME

Pembroke, KY

#17 Nov 21, 2012
NAPPY, you crack me up. Happy Thanksgiving, yawl!
guest

Sherwood, AR

#18 Nov 21, 2012
FUN NAPPY Selmer thats ME wrote:
NAPPY, you crack me up. Happy Thanksgiving, yawl!
WHATEVER
See It Like It Is

Wynne, AR

#19 Nov 21, 2012
If you say your parents never had to borrow money to feed and house 8 children, when you say your dad worked the cotton fields and your mom cleaned houses for $5.00 a day, then you are lying through your gums. You say whites put yal in the flat lands, would not build yal a school, and you had no rights, if all that is true, then either that was a lie or your last post on here was a lie, your last post said you had no running water in the house, you said what your parents occupations were and what your mom got paid, then you say if she needed extra money, then she went to the bank and got a loan. Banks won't loan people money if they can't even afford indoor toilets. You must prove you would be able to pay it back and if you couldn't come on this side of the tracks because whites maliciously sicked their dogs on black folks, then you are lying about a bank loaning your mom money. How could your school have a dance once a month, pep rallies, cheerleaders and so on, when according to you they wouldn't build yal a school and gave yal out of date tore up textbooks. You all begged for new books, schools, to be treated equal, you all still beg for things. So I guess your family did beg and depend on the whites to GIVE YAL A SCHOOL AND TEXTBOOKS, and you still get on here expecting handouts when you talk about we owe you. So how can you talk bad about them for begging, and buy the way there is a difference between begging and asking.
FUN NAPPY Selmer thats ME

Pembroke, KY

#20 Nov 21, 2012
Okayyy, let's see here now. Now that my belly is full of turkey necks and sweet potatoe pie on this grand Thanksgiving eve, I'll sit out here on my veranda, gaz'n out my windows observing the beauty of nature in what is one magnificant landscape as my miscanthus gently dance and wave in the pleasant cool wind, while my alocasia, cannas, and begonias slowly fall asleep for a long winter's nap awaiting a spirited awakening come the longer days of an anticipated vivacious spring, as I relax in my easy chair and have a little FUN with you people.

To be continued below. ;-)

Happy Thanksgiving, people!

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