This writer assumes you the consumer lately at a checkout line when you are about clear for take-off, that the cashier will ask you if you want to donate some money somewhere to someone, or to something.
What a load of crap. I despise waiting in any line, and when I, like millions of others are strapped, than the giant retailer must tell the cashier to ask a little more from you.
“Pan-handling” is against the law in most states. Is this a way around that law? The giant store names a charity?
If you give extra money, try asking for your contribution to be put on a separate receipt. Read on.
What rocket scientist thought this up? You may be told that your hard earned buck goes to research. Try to break that down. “What kind of research?” “What city is the research being held in?” How would that cashier who works hard know are care? This writer would like to see a giant store prosecuted for pan handling. Not the cashier, but some corporate tool. It will never happen. If one is out on the street broke asking for money, he or she may be prosecuted.
What if the “pan-handler” say’s “Spare a buck for my electric bill?” “Spare a buck for alcohol research?” Maybe than the panhandler won’t be arrested. Who knows, and yes don’t test or try this.
This writer when asked by one of the lowest paid on the planet, a cashier may have found a way to stump the store.
Simply put this writer may ask on occasion the cashier “Would this place consider paying our electric bill?” Would this mart like to pay for some health care bills of ours?” This is normally said after the poor cashier ask’s this writer for some spare change for a cause. Universally, the cashier does not know how to reply to my question. Bosses many times tell the subordinate to do something which they never would do themselves.
Why can’t a corporate bail-out suit come out from under the cashiers electric belt and hold out a tin can? I would never suggest not giving to a charity, but how is it some stores who are for profit ask for money from you and I for some non-profit organizations.
A personal favorite of this writer is the merchant who probably drives a Mercedes, will ask in a odd tone, “Is that all?”
Scumbag’s like this have a special place in hell, hopefully.
Remember this, wealthy people rarely carry cash, neverbrag about there assets, and probably never throw away there toothbrush or toilet paper. Henceforth thats why they are wealthy.