charuby (charuby) wrote in bad_service,
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You're not doing your charity many favours

I was out shopping with my mum, nan and boyfriend. I had to pop to another shop for a bar of chocolate and said I'd meet them again in town. On the way back, minding my own merry business, I was suddenly flagged by a woman working for a cancer charity. She said "Hi, can you spare me just a few minutes of your time?" to which I replied, "Sorry, I'm not interested." I went to walk by but she said "It's a cancer charity!" I tried to ignore her and began walking away fast. She leapt towards me and then crossed in front of my path like a possessed crab, doing the whole sideways walk thing and then sternly told me, "I'm not letting you leave until I've got some details from you. OKAY??" I was gobsmacked at her sheer audacity. What part of, "Sorry, I'm not interested," did she not understand? I went to tell her that I was meeting someone in town, but she cut me off, asking for my name. Reluctantly, I gave it. She asked me for more details and I thought fuck it, let's just get this over with. When it came to a contact phone number I gave a fake one. She thanked me for my time (as if I actually had a choice LOL) and I walked away, listening to her in the background as she collared her next 'customer'.

You know, I actually have a lot of respect for the people who work in this kind of field. I can imagine it must be hard. I try to be as pleasant as I can, IF they learn to respect ME. If I say I'm not interested, or I'm busy, please respect it! Geez!

EDIT: It was irresponsible of me to give out a fake number, but at the time I wasn't thinking. I just wanted her to get off my case. I was thinking of myself, partly because she was flustering me and I just wanted her to go away. It was the wrong thing for me to do. I should have engaged my brain and done this differently.
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