July 27, 2015
It all started with the Girl Scouts, but at least they offer up some delicious cookies.
It seems that in recent years it has become harder and harder to walk into a grocery store, a Wal-Mart or any other retailer without being bombarded with pleas for donations. Some of them are charitable, of course, but increasingly it has been school age kids asking me to subsidize their after-school activities in exchange for some good or service. It could be a Little League baseball team trying to get to Williamsport, an AAU basketball club headed to a summer tournament, or the school orchestra headed to a battle of the bands, they’re all represented and equally aggressive.