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SabinBear
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2018
321 posts

Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Checking out of the grocery line and was asked by the cashier if I would like to make a donation to a local high school. I simply said no. Everyone around froze, and stared as if I insulted someone. Things got awkward, and I exited the store with my groceries and a stigma as being a tight arse cheapskate who would deny the local high school funds.

Should we all just say yes, or should stores not be asking for donations?



gatorrocks
Florida Fan
Lake Mary, FL
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I say yes the first time and "already donated" every time after that.


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PiscesTiger
LSU Fan
Concrete, WA
Member since Feb 2004
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Until you get proof that your dollar enters that school's bank account, no.

Albertson's is irritating because their chip machine asks, "Donate to the Hungry?" in the amount of 1, 2, and 5 dollars.

What if that money goes to the Rouge Collection?


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
132121 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I don't believe that happened. I heard a guy say "frick no" one time and no one made a peep.

You're probably imagining things.


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AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
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JetsetNuggs
Chicago Cubs Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
It’s not charity if you’re being pressured to do it.

frick them.


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Walt OReilly
Chicago Cubs Fan
Next Year U
Member since Oct 2005
107588 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Just donate some money

I swear some of you people don’t realize how fortunate you are. What’s fricking 10 bucks for some family to get some canned green beans


tigerbutt
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Deep South
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Liar


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Geauxtiga
TBD Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
31808 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
You do make donations. They're called taxes.


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KosmoCramer
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I round up at Kroger for the local food bank


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Skeezer
Member since Apr 2017
447 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
South Park already did it.


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schwartzy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2014
5683 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
It is very annoying, I will admit that. It's just as annoying as using a card when ordering food at a counter and they ask for a tip. I only tip at restaurants, and even then, I don't like to do it.


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Ric Flair
LSU Fan
Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
9310 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I say no. Never felt guilty or judged.

A good response to the cashier would be “I’ll donate $10 if you personally match it right now”.


Bham Bammer
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2014
5645 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
The local Publix is constantly asking for a donation for this or that. They do it so frequently that just saying "no, thank you" has become very easy.


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I politely decline every time and have never had so much as a second glance. Either your tone grabbed people’s attention or you imagined it to be worse than it was.


jdeval1
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
7525 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I decline our United Way fund drives at work every year too. Yes, I'm the guy that kills the 100% participation goal or I donate $1 one time. Come at me.


notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
37125 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
1st world problems


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liz18lsu
LSU Fan
Naples, FL
Member since Feb 2009
8779 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
I always answer with a cheery smile "Not today!" and no one bats an eye.


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bradwieser
Cornell Fan
Member since May 2008
10431 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Next time ask the Cashier if they'd like to donate $10 to you or your charity.


tigerinthebueche
LSU Fan
Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
17270 posts

re: Getting hit up by the grocery cashier for a donation?
Grocery store, CAPITOL One, breastaurants... I get asked for a donation at all of them. I have no problem saying no with a smile.


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