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31 January 2010 @ 01:28 pm
Fucked off  

Yesterday, I was having lunch at my parents' and some one knocked at the door. It was somebody working for an NGO asking for assistance. I had been thinking for a while to help with an NGO and I thought that, maybe, destiny was knocking at my door (at first i freaked out because I thought it was the "circulo de lectores" woman and I had no money to pay for the book she's been prosecuting me to buy for weeks).

So I filled in the application form, gave it to the guy and said goodbye. Everything was cool up to then.

Until someone from the NGO phoned me in the evening to tell me that the economic help i had decided to give wasn't enough. I wanted to help with 10 euros each three months and the minimun was 10 euros every month.


I was so freaked out by the phone call i accepted the minimum fee they were asking for and said goodbye.

But I'm calling there tomorrow. I'm really fucked off  'cos you can't say willing people how to help. It's enough they want to help. I'm so frustrated i have no words to describe de anger I'm feeling, but the person on the phone tomorrow will hear me.


Where I am: Spain, Cáceres
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eshatter on January 31st, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
When i think about any NGO I only can hear GIMME!!!! GIMMEEEE!!! GIMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!! while i see in my mind the new car of the NGO's president

PS: I hate my english, i feel so stupid :_(
Lintulina on January 31st, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I was CORNERED the other girl by a girl repeating: "After all, what are you going to spend it in? Going out with your friends? When you could be HELPING???"


In the end, I ran.
lunalilalunalila on January 31st, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
If they don't accept what you're able to give willingly, they aren't really worth the help :(
Hope they hear you ROAR :)!
Adhara Phoenixadhara on January 31st, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
was it acnur? because they're a bunch of self righteous assholes who ACTUALLY GET PAID to make you feel like a bad person
the artist formerly known as pojymatitablu on January 31st, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
It's awful when they corner you like that :|

Is the circulo de lectores one of those thing where you subscribe to buy discounted books from them at least once every trimester? Because I got caught in the Italian version a few years ago and I regretted almost every minute of it :( Then I unsubscribed as soon as the contract expired. Now I've learned to say I already have a sibscription when they stop me down the street... that's an useful technique!
FeRferlocke on January 31st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
It IS, Poggy, I try to avoid my "circulo de lectores" woman, and there's even an unrban legend at my parents' home that says she hides in the shadows waiting for us to get home and then, knock the door!!!!!

Now that I think of it, I should write a story about the Circulo de lectores woman...
Georginagin_woof on February 4th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Sería genial, la historia digo. jejeje :D
Georginagin_woof on February 3rd, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Uf, lo hacen muchas, es un asco.

Supongo que como la gente cada vez traga más ahora se dan el lujo de poner mínimos. En fin...

Obligales a aceptar tu oferta o mándales al carajo a pesar de todo, es mi opción, solo por tocahuevos.
Mujer(que)Arañaespaiderguoman on February 4th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
Just tell them to give your money back and to cancel your collaboration with them, that you will collaborate with another NGO that is totally not theirs.