Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's that time of year... again...

And I'm going to do my very best to hide until it passes.

It's pledge season.

That time of year where everyone from church, to non-profits to PBS asks for money.

And I hate it.

Not that I hate donating.  Don't get me wrong!

Let me tell you a story (that I'm sure that I've told before).

I was unemployed and broke and sitting at church, listening to the sermon.

It was about money.  Specifically about how if you don't donate money to the church, you're a bad person.  They may have not been the intent, but that's what I heard.

I was so upset, I nearly walked out and never came back.  How dare they!  I'm living in a friend's basement because I can't afford rent and you say I'm a bad person because I can't pay you more?

It was that day that I grew to hate the pledge season.

Every year it's the same.  They want to meet with me, ask me about the church, then hand me a form.  Polite conversation is had until I can sign the form and leave.  And every year it bothers me more.

Maybe this means I shouldn't belong to a church anymore?  

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