When did we start teaching our children to beg?
Fundraisers are fine. Overpriced? Yes but most of us don’t mind helping out kids schools, teams, etc. And really, who doesn’t love a giant tub of cookie dough? In fact, I should have a tub of triple chocolate cookie dough coming my way in a couple of weeks. Yum!
I also like when the Boy Scouts are selling their delicious popcorn in front of the supermarket. I’ve got a soft spot for their caramel corn and when I can help out a troop AND get my sugar fix – I’m all in.
But I was a little floored today, when I came walking up to Sam’s Club and there were some pre-teen cheerleaders standing out front and holding buckets. All they said was, “Such and Such Cheerleading!” And then the buckets were thrust in our faces for us to empty our wallets into.
No fundraising products to sell.
No car washes given.
No pretense of working for their funds.
Just flat-out begging.
Am I just being irritable or do you think that we should be teaching our children to work for their earnings?