Friday, December 5, 2008

Gimmie all your money!

This could just as easily be titled Why People are Avoiding Wendy These Days. For some bizarre reason, I have been pegged as someone not afraid to ask for money. No, I haven't been out panhandling (yet!), but I've been asked with more frequency to help out with fundraising. Some of you know I'm involved with this charity, and I help out there in any way I can. Which usually involves squeezing dollars out of donors, both individual and corporate. I also make calls for my daughters' school annual fund, along with some other worthy causes.

That's all been just lovely up until this fall--New Yorkers, despite all their faults, are a generous bunch, especially if a party is involved. But now everyone is cutting (slashing!) back. For good reason, I might add, what with all the job cuts and general crappiness in the economy. We're doing it, too.

However, things have been getting...testy...when I have to make an ask. Believe me when I say I'm softening the pitch, but still, I'm quickly becoming persona non grata. Soon people will be throwing tomatoes at me as I walk to pickup.

Ah well. At least my blogging friends will still like me. Right? Right? And I promise I won't ask you for anything.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

Okay, but only if you throw a blogging party!

Angie Ledbetter said...

To your question -- Right! (Now...Blogger is having a major fundraiser for their new line of Widgets, and I hear you've been nominated to work the northern section.....) :)

WendyCinNYC said...

Joanne--I'll throw a blogging AND a real party when I sell my first book.

Angie--Nooooooooo!

colbymarshall said...

I still like you!!!

Janna Qualman said...

I promise I'll not be throwing any tomatoes at you. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

I won't throw any tomatoes as long as you don't pressure me. I fold like a cheap table. :)

spyscribbler said...

Awww, Wendy, it is a tough time, it really is. I'm getting tired of asking for people to pay me tuition, let alone donate to anything, LOL.

We like you!