I understand that our military does a LOT for our country. The last I checked there hasn't been a draft. Since there is no draft, EVERYONE that is in the military willingly signed up and understood what the job entailed. Correct me if I am wrong on that. Now, why should I be made to feel guilty when I don't necessarily want to donate to sponsor a soldier at this particular time in my life? My husband is a vet, I understand this whole military thing. I know the benefits, I know the incentives, I know the discounts spouses get, I know the other things that are given to help out these families. I work for a law firm.....90% of the people here are vets . I get a phone call today asking if she could speak to someone about donations. Granted I am not allowed to push these calls through. I told her so. She went on a rant about how our soldiers sacrfice so much and blah blah blah....I promptly put her in her place, nicely of courseAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by BlueFrogMama at 3:16 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Sounds like she may have been a collections rep at one point. Aren't they pretty pushy? I get those calls from the Highway Patrol thing all the time. It's the same guy and he is super pushy. I just act like the babysitter and say that my husband and I aren't home. I gave to them once (decided that I could afford a certain amount) and then he started dickering with me to try to get my donation a little higher. When he realized he wasn't getting anymore he transferred me to another extension (where they take your mailing info) and even that dept. tried to extract a couple extra dollars from me. They just don't stop. Then I found out that very little of the donations go to fallen highway patrolmen and their families (like less than 10%). Never again.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:26 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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Answer by frogdawg at 3:36 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
wow QuinnMae Highway Patrol called me one time I was not sure if it was legit so I said no well this guy was so mad and said he put his life on the line for me etc etc so I was like ok do you work local here trying to see if it was real he got so mad and told me it was none of by business etc etc so I said ok put me on the do not call list and I believe you are a paid call person and not a Officer so he tells me he knows were I live and who I was etc etc so smart ass me tells him ok well than you should know I have a 12 gauge registered to me and have the right to protect my family on my property ...he hung up on me ........OP sorry ...lol.....DONT FELL BAD......
Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
OMG!!! It was probably the same dude. Do you live in TX? He is really loud and aggressive. They even had an expose on the local news about this organization that has collected several million dollars in donations, yet less than a few hundred thousand was actually given to the families of fallen officers. But they have a really nice museum (that nobody goes to) for the history of Highway Patrol. If I get fooled and actually answer the phone w/o knowing it's him I just tell him I don't have any money to donate to him right now. And when I think about it, even if I were to give $20, it would better serve the family if I just go to a bank branch and donate it to their account (like so many do when a family suffers tragic loss). That way it all goes to the family (or at least most of it).
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:44 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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