I signed up a few years back to bung the RNLI a few quid every month. I'm a big fan of what they do and I have a few buddies on the team. When I say a few quid, I mean only €15 a month, so not much, but more than Joe Average puts in their buckets on the street...
In return I got a warm fuzzy feeling and a lot of wastepaper in the post.
And then, a few months ago, I got a letter saying that while they knew I was a regular donor, it would be nice/better/more useful if I gave a bit more..., say €20?
I was quite taken aback, so much so that I binned the letter. I've been thinking about it though. I very nearly cancelled the standing order. I was reluctant to mention it here until I calmed down. I think I'm still a bit angry.
Maybe they should reduce the amount of fairly pointless stuff they pay to print and post to me and just spend the money on kit?
Maybe there should be a membership option for this. The "Take the Money and Don't Waste it or Pester Me" annual membership.
Yes, I AM still grumpy. I should have waited another threee months