Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A new way of giving to charity

Follow these simple steps;
1. Decide winter boots are uncomfortable.
2. Take them to Oxfam shop.
3. Interlude to enjoy warm fuzzy feeling that follows having done a (slightly) good deed.
4. Remember that the boots were quite useful for brief social occasions.
5. Return to Oxfam shop. Buy back the boots.

Simple, eh? ( as that meerkat  would say, only I can't write the squeaky sound)

17 comments:

  1. Very, very clever, Frances! I doubt I would have been able to come up with this :-)

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    1. But then you wouldn't have got rid of the boots in the first place, Meike!

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  2. And it gave those nice volunteer workers a giggle .

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  3. Lovely Frances - made me smile. Must try it only I need my winter boots (without the fuzzy warm interlude - the promise of frost and all that)...

    Meerkats - Oh how I do so love those ads and wish those lovely little fellows were real. Love this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1URm-MYh38 - it makes me all emotional.

    Heard from Lifelines - just need to replace ink in printer, copy application and off we go!

    Anna :o]

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    1. We love the meerkats, too! I'm so pleased you're going ahead with lifelines, Anna. Do let me know how you get on.

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  4. Only you could come up with that one Frances. For me the Meerkat advert rates somewhere below the bottom of the the known advert spectrum. It's not very good anyway because I have absolutely no recollection of what was being advertised nor had a number of other people I asked (although they all loved it!).

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    1. Oh, GB....you disappointment! I find the thing being advertised easy to remember BECAUSE of the meerkats!

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  5. I can't bear the Meerkats, but I love your new method of giving to charity - such a bargain buy for you and the warm, fuzzy feeling was priceless. x

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    1. Joanna, how can anyone fail to love the meerkats? It's our top favourite ad!

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  6. I'm sure there's a logic in there somewhere!

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  7. I love the meerkats too. How lovely of you to buy them back. I adore charity shops and every weekend take stuff in/take stuff out! My ma keeps giving things to charity shops unbeknownst to me and then I keep buying them back thinking 'oh this will look lovely with the other one ma has, it will make a pair'....and then she gives fabulous stuff away to strangers and then tells me 'well you didn't want it ... did you?'...drives me potty.

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    1. Thanks, Libby! My daughter hands her cast-offs on to me and I love them. She is far more extravagant than I am, and I'm now the proud possessor of a pair of £200 jeans!

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  8. I work in a charity shop (not OXFAM though) and you'd be surprised how often that happens. A couple of weeks ago I had a young woman walk straight in and say that she wanted the dress on the mannequin. She said she hadn't realised how pretty it was when she'd donated it.

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