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The Cyber Tip Jar

I've gotten into an arguement this morning over mentioning in one of my posts that if you want to throw some money this way to help me with my medical bills, feel free. Apparently, this equates me with being a whore. I don't see it this way and even though I've only had one or two people see this as a problem, I feel like addressing it anyway.

Personally, I have no problem with people putting up tip jars. I've donated to people that wanted PenCams, needed money for moving, had their stuff stolen, have their own medical bills, or just have a tight money situation. I know I've dropped several hundred dollars this year on that kind of thing. If I like someone and I can help them out with a few bucks, it makes me happy to do so.

I have not quit my job and asked people to pay all my bills. This does not mean that I am not grateful to have survived. I've been hit with a very large unexpected expense. If anyone out there wants to help, that's great. If you don't, that's fine too. It's your choice.

Feel free to think I'm selfish or don't be bothered by it one way or another. I just had to get this off my chest.

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Here here! I personally am offended at the thought that someone would accuse you of such horrible intent. What people seem to forget here is that this is YOUR webspace, and not theirs. This entitles you to do with it as you wish; place whatever you want on it, etc. Who cares if you have a tip jar, donation bank, etc? There are so many of us that do, and just because we have them doesn't mean that we EXPECT people to give us money.

I, like you, have donated to several people in tight situations. It's one of those things that just makes you feel better about yourself & the human race. If I have it to give, and someone needs help, why SHOULDN'T I pitch in here and there, as long as a person is trying to help their self?

Screw what other people think; those same people who judge you now for whatever reason will in turn need a little kindness & help one day themselves, and when they do, they should HOPE someone would be willing to do that, rather than bash them for needing the help in the first place.

I wish you much luck, and hope that everything works out for you. :)

.: Asherah said on November 6, 2003 11:20 AM :: link it :.

That's terrible. I have no problem with anyone asking for donations for anything on their own website.

.: etherian said on November 6, 2003 07:31 PM :: link it :.

Isn't it funny that people are willing to give money to buy to flowers that you don't need, but are completely unwilling to help pay bills?

.: emily said on November 7, 2003 09:51 AM :: link it :.

I don't have a problem with it. It is YOUR site. You can put whatever you want on YOUR Site.

.: Ash said on November 7, 2003 02:05 PM :: link it :.

Ugh. People would complain if they didn't have anything to complain about. Who do you think will receive the karma in the end? Those helping someone in need, or those merely tossing around words like "whore"? Hang in there!

.: robyn said on November 7, 2003 04:05 PM :: link it :.

How dare you put a tip jar out there, you are like all the other liberal pigs wanting people to help them when they are unwilling to help themselves. WHORE!!!

.: Russell said on November 10, 2003 02:40 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at November 6, 2003 10:28 AM to see this post.

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