By Anonymous - 19/05/2015 01:22 - Australia - Elwood

Today, I got stopped by people asking for donations for their charity services. Being who I am, I hate saying no to people, so I told them "I don't have any money, only my card." Did you know they also accept payment by card? FML
I agree, your life sucks 29 108
You deserved it 7 378

Same thing different taste

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you shouldnt be ashamed of saying no, no one is forcing you to pay them.

It's your money, don't be ashamed if you don't want to donate it.


you shouldnt be ashamed of saying no, no one is forcing you to pay them.

its 2015. mostly everything runs digital bro

should have said something about not wanting to use your card for "security issues"

HarrisonX 25

I voted Fyl but then I thought ydi lol

HarrisonX 25
HarrisonX 25

Can anyone tell me why my comments are actually getting disliked... ?

I'll tell you why. Your comment is stupid, contributes nothing, and then you start crapping up the rest of the comment section with your inane observations. Take the downvotes like a big boy and don't ask about it.

#26 - This. If you're going to make a comment saying YDI or FYL, there needs to be something more than what could easily be expressed by a vote. "YDI for not having a backbone, OP." Sure, it's still simple, but at least it gives context.

SystemofaBlink41 27

No need to be that harsh, man. It's not like he has any idea how uptight the majority of this community is.

HarrisonX 25

Not really, I've been reading Fyl comments for about a year. I just don't comment.

Now its just fun to downvote all of your comments?

I think you should stop commenting... #2

chef4money 12

I have gone onto comments where the majority were down voted in the beginning for no reason. I think it's fun for some people, like it gives them so sort of control. Don't take it personally, it happens a lot.

HarrisonX 25

Well thanks guys. I understand why my first two comments were downvoted but the third one was just unnecessary.

The third was completely necessary. Asking why you deserved those down votes after posting a shitty comment.

HarrisonX 25

Lol yeah I meant my fourth one. And stop ******* down voting every single one of my comments. ******* *****

HarrisonX 25

Also, how the **** did my comment get downvoted for saying thanks. Honestly, you guys are ******* retarded. And since when did the rules say that I had my comments had to be constructive? The Fml community truly is stupid.

Now they have your personal info because you didn't pay with cash. It's only a matter of time before they're knocking at your door, asking for a kidney.

That's the truth right there. Also if you donate blood to the Red Cross and have O negative blood, they'll call you just about once a damn week. ******* vampires, man

I don't have anywhere close to O negative, #17, and Red Cross still calls me every damn week. They always pressure me to donate *exactly* 56 days after the last one, which is the required minimum. Vampires is right.

I have O positive blood and they literally call me every other day.

If I ever donate plasma, I'll have to worry about being hounded for more. My AB+ blood type means my red blood cells are of limited use, but my plasma can be used by anyone.

I had no idea my comment would hold so true to reality. I guess my awful joke taught me something. How I love you, internet.

Lots of charities out-source their marketing, it means lots of generous people get harassed by people who only care about meeting targets. It's sad they are made to feel bad because they don't have money and time for it all and it really puts me off donating to the big charities.

never give them your credit card. In my city a "charity" group was stealing people information and stole thousands of dollars in a couple days.

ShannonBitt 29

My old house phone got calls practically everyday, asking my mom to donate blood. I finally had enough and they caught me in a bad mood, I (a usually quiet, reserved little girl) told them to never call again. Not one more call after that day. Note: I know they were just doing their job and I didn't mean to yell at them, but it was ridiculous.

Just tell them you got a new tattoo- can't donate for another year ?... At our house we just don't answer and laugh when they try to leave a message for my mom (She has a *very* unique name)

It's your money, don't be ashamed if you don't want to donate it.

"Oops. I think I forgot it at home." And then you walk away from them. Fast.

There's a difference between being nice, and letting people walk over you, though. (Not saying the OP is the latter, bc I obviously don't know them.) They could just be too nice, which really sucks for them :/

You don't have to explain yourself if you don't want to donate. As Nancy Reagan famously said, just say no..

Say no if you dont want to help them. they cant force you to donate nor they will think bad of you

91hayek 31

I hate that feeling as well OP. Just say "No thanks." or have some headphones in, or pretend to be on your phone.

A similar situation like that happened to me, only they were selling perfume. They got me right befoee I went into the grocery store and I told them I wouldn't have enough money for it after I was done shopping. The point is, don't ever feel pressured in a situation like that. You never know what they might do with your credit card information!