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  • I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.
  • RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


    True, but I put a few bucks in one 2 years ago because the guy was playing a tuba instead of ringing a bell. I said, as I dropped the money in the bucket, "That's for not ringing that goddamn bell."
  • When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.
  • I live in Chicago and I'm hit up for donations every single time I walk down the street, either from homeless or "save the planet" bullshiat. It barely fazes me any more.

    And yet, the ceaseless, awful ringing of those stupid bells makes me want stab someone almost instantly. It is, by far, the one single charity drive I would rather burn my money than donate to.
  • Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas
  • scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.


    umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

    The VAX was next.

    I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>
  • Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas

  • I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

    /Thanks Target
  • Bad news is that the damn bell ringers are already parked at the entrance to my local grocery store three days before Thanksgiving. The good news is that the bells have been muffled this year so they aren't quite as eardrum piercing as before.
  • i don't know his name, but his face rings a bell.

    i don't know his name, but he's a dead ringer for his brother.
  • Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

    I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.
  • We get a couple around here that ring the bell AT you. Like, glaring at you and pointing the bell at you while shaking it vigorously. I wish there were stores around that didn't get infected with them, but I haven't found one yet. It makes me want to go all Doomsday Prepper and stock up on enough groceries to get me through January. -_-
  • RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


    This creates a small dilemma for me. On the one hand, I resent them for the same reasons you do. On the other hand, I hate to seed those in need go without because of my politics.

    I guess the best you can do is take what you would have otherwise given to the charity you hate to a charity you don't.
  • scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.


    That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?
  • Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

    I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.


    Mitt?
  • Old bag needs to suck it up , maybe offer the local Salvation army a hefty donation to set up elsewhere.
  • Diogenes: seed those in need


    Damn! I've subconsciously revealed my secret plot to gay impregnate the homeless!
  • RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


    And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

    But really, enough with the bell.
  • Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.

    That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?


    I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position
  • Do you hear a bell? What ?

    Do you hear a bell ? What?

    Do you hear a bell? I can't hear you on account of that bell !
  • scrotal_aroma: Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.

    That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

    I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position


    I just figured you were skimming from the top.
  • SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

    Now you know I am old.

    umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

    The VAX was next.

    I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>


    Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.
  • No hero tag for the worker who called the cops?

    /fark Salvation Army
    //and fark their stupid bell-ringers too

    ///seriously, there is no good reason to have two of them situated across the street from one another
  • I hate seacoast online - I was reading the article just fine, and then it finished loading the page and changed the page to
    "Please Enable Javascript
    In order for Seacoastonline.com to function correctly you must enable JavaScript in your web browser. For help enabling javascript, read this."

    No, I will not do that, I will just reload the page and hit "STOP" as soon as all the text is rendered though.
  • Ed Finnerty: I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

    /Thanks Target


    Same here.
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