If you're not familiar with the site, it's a donation site that you can set up for whatever reason and strangers give you money. I've seen them set up for deaths in the family, accidents, terminal illnesses, community gardens, playground equipment, start up business costs - etc...
I was clicking through the site and came across someone in the military who was asking for money to have his 20 year retirement ceremony. According to what he posted, he didn't want a $20 Shadow box (I know they're not cheap, but I have never seen one for $20) nor did he want it held in the "break room".
The way it was worded kinda struck a chord with me. Oh he was playing up the whole how great he was at his job, how he gave 20 years to his country and felt he deserved better than this or that, how he missed out on birthdays and holidays and even posted a breakdown of what he wanted to buy. He wanted over $1000 and (I felt) kinda played the whole, "I'm a hero so I am entitled" card.
It left a sour note.