Monday, September 24, 2007

Generous People are Selfishly Crowding Me Out



One of the loans I sponsored thru KIVA paid off early, so I went to find a new third world business I could invest in, and came up short! Apparently, with Bill Clinton's new book Giving, and also a feature spot on Oprah Winfrey, all the loans are pretty much sponsored right now.

Thanks a lot, generous people! Shouldn't you be saving your cash for Halo 3 tonight? Junior is going to be upset when he finds you spent it on the poor. . .



How will I be able to feel good about myself if I can't anonymously sponsor a third world business today? Now I'll have to give blood or participate in my neighborhood food drive, and as it's a cold drizzle outside, neither have immediate appeal. I like to stay dry when I'm in a philanthopic mood.

I like Kiva, they never send me endless bulk mail requesting more donations, (unlike Doctors without Borders, who clearly spent ever dime I ever sent them in more mail to me, and the Red Cross, who misled me and countless others on my donation and used it for other "pressing needs" programs as opposed to the 9/11 familys I sent it to them for.) Just an email from each lendee once a month, letting me know their progress.

I pick who I want, and when I want. Kind of like Netflix.

8 comments:

Declan Fallon said...

Always those pesky meddling kids to ruin it for others

Declan Fallon said...

forgot the "!"

ooops...

DJF

Sunshine said...

I wish I could "Netflix" my tax contribution! Pick and choose, that would be rockin.

liv said...

Damn those nice people. Maybe I'll go to Kiva and pitch my yoga therapy to indigent persons program and see if I can get some of your money...

Random Magus said...

How terribly stingy of them ;)

the domestic minx said...

Ah, sponsor me darling...
I will soak up your generosity, absorb your funds quite unselfishly..
I promise to email you regularly to let you know how your monies have been attritioned.

xox

meleah rebeccah said...

Yeah, um, I am totally buying Halo3. Sorry people.

and like MINX (who I LOVE)feel free to 'sponsor' me as well!

Anonymous said...

HELP FOR FREE:
http://www.vote4cause.org/index.php