Giving Thanks To Promote Giving December 4, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Mindfulness, People.
* Black Friday Sales Flyers
* Cyber Monday Sales Flyers
* Thanks Giving Thanksgiving Missives from Non-Profits
* “Giving Tuesday” pleas . . . please!
Black Friday Sales have overflowed the banks of traditional brick and mortar storefronts to infiltrate automobile advertisements, performing arts centers, and even the Smithsonian Museum. Most are dispatched without whetting my appetite to Buy More.
The same goes for most of the Cyber Monday Sales Flyers.
That’s the great thing about cyber trash . . . No Residue.
Most Thanks Giving Missives received on Thanksgiving seem designed with manipulation in mind.
Alma maters, non-profits, restaurants, charities, and businesses give thanks for past giving (encouraging us to bask in the glow of their “sincere” appreciation for past support) before asking us (in almost the same cyber breath) to reach into our piggy banks, wallets, and IRA’s to provide them with continued support.
Maybe it’s just me being cynical, but I tend to question the sincerity of Thanks given with a plea for me to Give More.
Especially when it’s followed up with “Giving Tuesday” pleas to “please give!”
Aah . . . that’s better!
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