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?