To have chuckled at this..

(30 Posts)
Fugghetaboutit Tue 23-Feb-16 12:51:45

Homeopathy for refugees

Already nearly hit it's target too!

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 13:12:36

What Just Giving pages have you set up to help the refugees?

Pursuitofhappiness15 Tue 23-Feb-16 13:23:19

YABU. Refugee situation is no laughing matter. Like poster above, I would like to know if you have helped or tried to help in anyway. It might not be your cup of tea but people are only trying to help.

OurBlanche Tue 23-Feb-16 13:26:02

YANBU, really. It is funny, in both amusing and WTAF? manner.

Still, as others have also said, every little helps.

RichardHead Tue 23-Feb-16 13:30:10

Homeopathy isn't helping anyone though is it?!

TheWitTank Tue 23-Feb-16 13:33:34

It's a bizarre idea in my opinion (surely clothing, food, books and toys for the children would be a better way to use the money)but it's obviously done with the best intentions by homeopaths who believe it will help. It would be interesting to know how they intend to use the money -is it for remedies refugees can use alone or for a homeopath to "treat" them on site?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 23-Feb-16 13:35:35

Yanbu, seems a bit eyebrow raising.

EponasWildDaughter Tue 23-Feb-16 13:38:21

You're brave posting this. It's dark humor.

Homeopathy for the homeless is a bit out there.

OurBlanche Tue 23-Feb-16 13:38:32

It will help in that each person 'treated' will have been listened to, given some personal 1-2-1 attention.

But, given that I think tis all tut, I shan't be adding to their pot of money, whatever they intend to spend it on!

Pootles2010 Tue 23-Feb-16 13:38:49

Hilarious idea, but bit of a tragedy - such a waste of 4k, that could have really helped those poor souls.

Fugghetaboutit Tue 23-Feb-16 13:38:57

Hardly helping them giving them sugar pills fgs grin what a waste of £4k

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 13:42:22

Ugh. You're 'giggling' and grinning face emoticons are really crass when thinking about refugees.

I don't believe in homeopathy but at least they're trying to help.

Again, what just giving pages have you set up to help?

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 13:43:51

Sorry 'chuckling' not giggling.

Either way. Not nice.

VoldysGoneMouldy Tue 23-Feb-16 13:44:44

Oh come on, the OP doesn't need to have set up her own fundraising to point out that some special water and sugar cubes aren't the most helpful thing to do.

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 13:49:27

No but they are trying to help.

OP is just sneering at their efforts. Nice.

Furiosa Tue 23-Feb-16 13:52:46

That's just bloody stupid.

EponasWildDaughter Tue 23-Feb-16 13:54:52

I'm so on the fence.

They are trying to help ... but it is indeed so bloody stupid!

VoldysGoneMouldy Tue 23-Feb-16 13:56:35

They are pushing something they believe works, regardless of the science. It's the same as people saying they're pray for you - it doesn't achieve anything other than make the person instigating it feel good.

wotoodoo Tue 23-Feb-16 14:09:25

The £4k is not going to the refugees. It's going to the Homeopathic companies, the suppliers, and to pay the volunteers' expenses.

So it is a tried and tested and clever way of companies getting wellwishers to pay for their goods and services, with good advertising to boot.

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 14:12:40

If that's the case wot (I confess, I don't really understand how funding etc works) then it's very sad. Again, not funny in any way.

So chuckling and grinning is unreasonable.

People are parting with their money presumably with the best intentions however misguided that may be. Pointing and sneering is just a bit shit really.

BarbaraofSeville Tue 23-Feb-16 14:17:38

it's no better than all the 'raise money for cancer by paying for me to go trekking in the Andes' 'charity' hikes etc.

Agree that £4k on woo is a criminal waste when they could send something that is actually useful like tents, food, blankets etc.

OurBlanche Tue 23-Feb-16 14:20:25

Ah! MN... the site that humour deserted.

It is funny though, in all sorts of ways: a darkly amusing similarity of the words; the weird idea that refugees would need a pointless treatment over food, clothing, real medicine; the apparent sardony in the whole sorry affair, as wotoodo describes; the perplexing idea that noone is allowed to find humour in a dark situation... all po-faced in the extreme!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 23-Feb-16 14:24:42

Agree OurBlanche God forbid the OP to see a funny side to a depressing scenario tsk tsk.

BarbaraofSeville Tue 23-Feb-16 14:32:18

I'll laugh, and donate when someone can explain how homeopathy will help the refugees get the food, shelter, warm clothing and stable homes that they need.

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Tue 23-Feb-16 14:32:44

Well. That's the first time I've been called po-faced.

Tbh I see nothing funny in this at all.

<squints>

Nope. Nothing. Not at all.

There are lots of funny things but refugees? In light of the news about the camp? Nope. If that makes me po-faced so be it. Rather that than laughing at just giving pages for desperate people.

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