Sunday, November 27, 2005

any suggestions!

Do you know what time of year it is? It isn't Thanksgiving, and it isn't Black Friday (NO). It's Salvation Army Red Kettle time! That's right, it's the time of year where they bring out the red kettle and that little bell (I'm going to get you my pretty). I think it's a honorable thing that they do this to feed the needy, but I think they need to end the tradition of the bell! It's annoying, to have it constantly ringing over and over non-stop. It's actually a person ringing the bell, and I think some of them actually like it. At one point it felt like the bell was actually in my head. It got to the point where I started daydreaming about beating the crap into the skull of the person ringing the thing. Right in the spots where I felt it in my head, until it got stuck in there. It's only been three days since they have been here, and I haven't even felt my glasses bothering me.
I'm wishing that they would use wind chimes, yeah that would work. They are more peaceful, more calmer in the wind, and the bell carrier don't even have to hold anything. Just hook the wind chimes on to the base that is holding the kettle. I mainly think that the bell was used as a way to keep the volunteers warm, but if you supply them with hot chocolate, (with adults this next one is optional) or hard liquor I bet they would keep warm then and the alcohol would solve the volunteer shortage. Although with the alcohol there would probably be a whole new set of complaints. Instead of the bell problem, there would be, "this drunk volunteer just told me his entire life story and then he puked all over my dress/pants", or "your volunteer just demanded that I pay up, he/she said that they know that I had the [Funds]"! People would pay them just to get away from the volunteer! Okay maybe that's a little farfetched, but I want the bell to go away, or at least 1000 feet away from the store entrance! 3 days down and a month more of headaches to go!


Kelly said...

Oh no! Dissin' the bell ringers - wow, you are SO gonna get coal in your stocking :-) I know what you mean though. If I had to work near one, I'd probably want to take that bell and stick it someplace......well, someplace not so polite!

Ari said...

Aw, but it's just not the same without that bell. You gave me an idea though. My son is always contributing his savings from his piggy bank to those sorts of things. Maybe I can contribute by supplying the ringer with a nice glass of hot cocoa.

I might try that this year.


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