I got a question on my Q&A page basically chiding me for asking for things instead of telling people to go donate to charities. Excuse me. First of all, I would love it if people donated things to charities, but its been my experience that people don’t do that when I ask them to. Second of all, its my site, I’m allowed to beg for things if I want. If I want to make a fool out of myself by asking for a teddy bear or clothes that fit (which I’m still running short on), then damnit, I’m going to make a fool of myself. I know that there are kids that need things, and I wish I could help them. I wish I could give them the Christmases they deserve, but guess what? I can’t. And guess what else? A lot of people aren’t going to, no matter how much I beg them to. They talk about the Angel Trees on tv every night and how there are still thousands of Angels who haven’t been adopted. That breaks my heart, but I don’t see anyone going out and buying the presents even though the news people are basically begging every night. If they can’t get people to buy things, then how the Hell am I supposed to?
I know that I’m spoiled, but that doesn’t mean that I deserve to be chided for not telling people to go do something that they should be doing without anyone requesting it of them.
Oh, and why is it that people choose to pick on me for asking for things when other people do it all the damn time? There are a lot of people on LJ that have Wishlist Memes in their journals and there are a lot of bloggers that ask for things all the time (and most of them get what they want). Why is it that I’m the one who gets questions like this? Is it because I’m easy to pick on? I’d really like to know why it is that I get the crap thrown at me when other people do this so much.