Saturday, January 31, 2009

GUILT

I got one of the make you feel guilty letters in the mail today. As if I didn't have enough to feel guilty about. I mean, I haven't even planned out what I'm going to make for dinner tonight and in mormon standards, I may not make it to heaven at this point.

Anywho... this particular day I got those St. Jude stickers. You know the ones with your address label and a cute picture drawn by a sick, dying kid {guilt, guilt, guilt}. And then it talks about how donations from people like you have helped the death rate from childhood cancers decrease {guilt, guilt, guilt} So now pretty much if I don't donate I'll single handedly be responsible for the death of some child dying of cancer...

Don't' you feel guilty now too?

What if you don't donate? Can you still use those cute address labels they send you? I mean, they're already made and throwing them out would just be wasteful, right? It's not like you asked for them to send you these to you in the first place. Hmmm...

I don't think I could use them anyway. Donation or not. In my new found emotional mommy state I'd probably start crying every time I put one on an envelope just thinking about those poor kids. Lame but true.


Rachel
Hug hug, kiss kiss, hug hug, big kiss, little hug, kiss kiss, little kiss

6 comments:

Eliza said...

You can totally use them! Don't worry, everyone contributes in a different way. Find out what your way is and do it. You can't give to every charity that calls on you-then you'd need charity.

teresa said...

I know! I scorn the guilt and give the stickers to my kids to play with.

Rachel said...

Hahaha, Rach you crack me up! I also hate it when other people try to weasel you into giving them money through guilt tactics. You're such a sweetie though. Don't get down on yourself.

Plowmanators said...

Yeah, I am pretty sure I have used those labels. American Lung Cancer Society, save nature things...They sent it! You are sweet.

Brigitte said...

Maybe if those companies ACTUALLY sent me some free address labels with my name spelt correctly then I would feel guilty.

Until then....

The Tuck Family said...

Ok....so true though! I hate the commercials to they play late at night (since I can't sleep at this point in my pregnancy) about "saving the children"....they make me so SAD!

Oh crap, I hadn't even thought about how I am going to have 2 children in their "TERRIBLES" at the same time! At least I'll get it over with in one shot though right?