I know we’re supposed to be charitable… but where do you draw the line?
We have a family agreement that if a boy or girl comes to the door representing the Scouts, or another neighborhood reputable youth organization, we’ll willingly buy a wreath, popcorn, or just make a donation.
The last few weeks we’ve been clobbered with kids ringing the bell… these kids are not from our neighborhood!.. especially when there’a a car idling in the center of the street, and there’s another kid “tag-teaming” the other side of the block… I KNOW the kids in my neighborhood. My children either babysit them, are in competition to babysit them, or go to school with them!
Most of these kids look like “gang-banger” wannabe’s, are not wearing a uniform, and/or do not present themselves in a manner that represents an organized fund-raiser!
Hey, Youz wanna buy summa dis popcorn?? I getz to go on a trip if I sells enough??
“I’m sorry, but I only donate to the Scouts… in Uniform”.
"Dat’s cool… (1/2 way down the yard… didn’t use the sidewalk) “*zzhole”
“Excuse me, what did you say??”
“Nothin’” (as the car pulls away to the next house).
Now I’m wondering if I need to keep the yard lights on, and the dog in the yard overnight…(perimeter defense)!