Saturday, December 6, 2008

'Tis the season to be scammed...

Asshats... We all know one.

Some mommas on a board I frequent recently had their hearts in the right place. Some moms were saying how sad they were that they were not able to provide a Christmas for their kids this year, so some very generous ladies decided to start a sort of "Angel Tree" project. Taking money from their own pockets (which is a huge thing these days...times are tough for everyone), they sent gift cards for food and toys to some "deserving" moms. Now it is coming out that they were, in some cases, being scammed. One of the boo-hooing moms that recieved a gift card and toys recently stayed at a resort ON SITE at Disney World and did all the parks for 8 days. Yes, eight days. Oh, and her husband also has this little pot-smoking habit which burns (pun intended) up a bit of cash. Topping it off, she posted that she "only" got "one toy each" from the person who donated to her kids. Gratitude. She haz nonez. She gets the Asshat of the Season award...maybe for the whole year. Although, I have come across others who may have her beat. It is a pretty close race, though.

This is why I only donate locally. We donate food to the local food bank and I take our outgrown clothes to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. The only thing we do outside of our area is the occasional donation to St. Jude's and the Samaritan's Purse Christmas Project. Both are totally legit organizations that help people who are truly in need.

To the moms who were scammed... It sucks. It blows. What a bummer.

But the asshat picture above should bring a smile. That, and knowing that karma is a bitch.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow. People never cease to amaze. The picture is hilarious though. ;)