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Bellabooboo Thu 02-Mar-17 23:06:39

Family member has just sent me a just giving link via Facebook to a charity event she is doing. No message, just the link. No "Would you sponsor me?"

She's been plugging it all week and i can't afford to donate at the moment so i haven't, I will when I get paid.

Nocabbageinmyeye Thu 02-Mar-17 23:07:57

Just say exactly what she said - nothing wink

pipsqueak25 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:09:50

that's cheeky ! i wouldn't be rushing to do this even when i got paid tbh if this person can't ask in the proper manner.

Nocabbageinmyeye Thu 02-Mar-17 23:10:28

Oh and yes sorry you are right it is rude, put it on fb by all means but if people want to donate they will, once is enough and no messages should be sent

JonesyAndTheSalad Thu 02-Mar-17 23:12:19

Send her a message saying "What is this link please? I like to check before I click on anything"

If she apologises and explains, donate...if she does not....don't.

WorraLiberty Thu 02-Mar-17 23:12:28

Yes that's very rude.

Why would you reward the rudeness by sponsoring them when you get paid? confused

I'd just ignore it.

BettyBaggins Thu 02-Mar-17 23:15:35

I'm not sure I think it is that rude, she's just letting you know. It's fine not to donate too if you can't afford it but you could always share it on your wall to show your support.

llangennith Thu 02-Mar-17 23:18:40

Ignore it.

Bellabooboo Thu 02-Mar-17 23:22:40

Seriously its been on every other bloody status the past week. Everyone knows she's doing it.

She's only been sponsored £20 so far, £5 of that from herself.

Its to give up chocolate for March.

ImperialBlether Thu 02-Mar-17 23:22:57

Look, if you have no money, then you need to use whatever you have to protect your family. Don't feel obliged to give anything to a charity.

ImperialBlether Thu 02-Mar-17 23:23:40

If she gave all her chocolate money it would be much more than £5!

littlefrog3 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:25:31

I would ignore. I hate beggars! Whether it's family doing a stupid sponsored walk, a kid from the neighbourhood doing a sponsored silence, a fucktard chuggar asking if I like animals, in some half arsed attempt to get me to give him my bank account details and name and address so some fatcat executive can have another BMW, or some twatty kid at the end of a checkout in Sainsbury's offering to pack your bag to help fund their ice hockey trip to Canada, or their 'educational' trip to Kenya! NO! FUCK OFF! angry

bloodyteenagers Thu 02-Mar-17 23:28:49

She wants people to sponsor her to give up something for lent? Fuck that

Bellabooboo Thu 02-Mar-17 23:30:04

Just drives me mad that she thinks its ok to just send a link. No 'how are you? how are the kids? etc etc'. Just heres the link. Bham!

PuddleJumper01 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:31:42

Isn't giving something up for Lent supposed to be a spiritual thing????

Nocabbageinmyeye Thu 02-Mar-17 23:32:17

Fuck off shock she is looking for sponsorship to give up chocolate??? That can't be true???

WorraLiberty Thu 02-Mar-17 23:34:38

Its to give up chocolate for March.

Oh fuck off really??!! grin

Sorry, but even if she sent me the most polite message with the link, I wouldn't put my hand in my pocket for that.

Giving up anything for lent is supposed to be a personal sacrifice, not a chance to 'shine' on social media.

Bloody chocolate, seriously? grin chocolate

Bellabooboo Thu 02-Mar-17 23:34:59

No the British Heart Foundation is doing a 'Dechox' for March thing for sponsorship. I have nothing against the cause but she is literally doing fundraising every month. No wonder nobody wants to sponsor her, think everyone is a bit fatigued by it.

Bellabooboo Thu 02-Mar-17 23:36:34

I know.

I was actually considering doing it myself, bunging them £20 and seeing if it had much impact on the scales though to be fair it wouldn't be hard to replace it with sweets or crisps!

Name7 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:43:34

YANBU and I wouldn't sponsor when you do get paid, donate to who you like, when you can! Is it wrong of me to laugh at your typo?
... here's the link Bham... I have in my head ... here's the link, Birmingham!

glitterazi Thu 02-Mar-17 23:44:50

Just a link and nothing else? No. I'd like to say I'd completely ignore it. As that's what I usually do if I get a link and nothing else. Spammy.
If it's family or a close friend though? I'd send a message along the lines of "hi, was just wondering what this is as didn't want to click on it without knowing?"
If they come back along the lines of "oh, hi! Sorry, meant to say I'm doing sponsored Blah Blah Thing soon, was hoping you could sponsor me? Anything at all muchly appreciated."
Then I'd be more likely to give something.

BettyBaggins Fri 03-Mar-17 00:21:46

Chocofuckinglate??!!! Sod that!

emmyrose2000 Fri 03-Mar-17 02:57:26

Just treat it like all other advertising spam and ignore it.

Newbiecat Fri 03-Mar-17 03:10:35

I've given up chocolate,sweets, crisps, white bread for lent so you'd have to sponsor me 4x as much! Seriously that is pathetic!
As for being rude, yes it is a bit but I think a lot of people do this sort of thing on social media nowadays. Do you remember the good old days of sponsorship forms?!
If you totally ignore it that would be best IMO

KoalaDownUnder Fri 03-Mar-17 03:19:57

😂😂😂 At sponsoring someone 'to give up chocolate'.

If you're 6, maybe.

This is getting stupid now. 'Can someone sponsor me to not stuff my face?'. Err, no.

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