| | How to say no to unwanted donation
I'm talking about cases when we were approached by some people who ask us to donate of to buy some stuff of ridiculously high price to support them. Even if they show me the permit of collecting donation, I'm hesitant to give out money because I'm afraid that my money would not be wisely used. I am conscious of handing out money because I haven't got my own income yet. However, some of them are really stubborn. I especially found it hard to say no to the elder or the disabled because I'm afraid i might sound too harsh on them. Do you have any advice for me on how to say no to them? How would you do if you were with your girls?
I remember one day I was approached by a gangster-looked guy who told me that he had just been released from prison and was currently having kids to bring up but no job. He asked me to buy some ridiculously expensive pens as an act of kindness to encourage him to continue to survive through. He even showed me his certificate of being prisoned. At that time, I did not really believe him and of course did not want to give out the money. However, I didn't dare to tell him that I thought he was cheating because I was afraid I would be beaten, of course by him, later. I acted stupid and kept saying I didn't need pen and therefore I didn't want to buy. He concluded that I didn't have a kind heart and left. If you were in my situation, how would you response?
Last edited by thaiduytrinh; 04-01-2009 at 01:24 PM.