......................"But my real beef, which I’m selling for half-off today, is that the subjects of “Extreme Couponing” are never seen stopping at a food bank on the way home to share some of their largess — except once, in the original “Extreme Couponing” special.
Everyone else on the show selfishly stores it away in hyper-organized garages, basements and spare closets — where all the labels must face a certain way, ordered by expiration date, before Mommy can sit down, relax, and clip and file still more coupons. “In a zombie apocalypse, we’d be fine for two years,” chuckles the overweight boyfriend of an extreme couponer in St. Louis, after he counts up 50 bags of snack chips.
When asked about this, a TLC publicist said future episodes might try to leaven the show with charitable impulses. The Texas mother of seven, the publicist noted, recently organized a shipment of care packages to Japan’s earthquake disaster victims.
Care packages of what? (Febreze? Apple Jacks?) The last thing “Extreme Couponing” exhibits is a sense of caring — to say nothing of sharing."................
QUESTION: So, if the people who do "extreme couponing" were "normal" and paid full price for everything they are getting with coupons, would they still be selfish if they were stockpiling it for their own use?......
Does it mean people that win the lottery or gamble and get huge payouts are selfish if they keep the money for a rainy day and not give it away to people?
It seems a little like story about the chicken who did all the work and everyone wants to eat the bread in the end....
What do you think?
**************I'm all for giving to charity, and I'm actually learning how to do all this, and I WOULD SHARE what I saved on, but why judge others who choose not to?*******************
Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Money & Work
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