Kind of off topic, but talking about Kickstarter, gofundme, etc...
As most of you know from my thread, my dog had a serious health issue about 6 weeks ago requiring emergency surgery. I neither asked for nor wanted any financial help to take care of this. My wife and I paid for it and that was that. Our families reached out to us to offer, but we simply said, "Thanks, but no thanks." It's not other people's responsibility to take care of me and mine.
Anyway, a few weeks ago the girlfriend of a former employee posted a gofundme link for their dog. It had cancer and needed surgery. I know they don't have a lot of money, so I chipped in with $20 to help them out. Not much, but I'd just dished out 20x that for my own dog and didn't really have much to spare at the time for theirs. Sorry. Unbeknownst to me, she had set their goal for the full amount of the surgery. They ended up getting to about 70% of that goal meaning they only had to come out of pocket for 30%. Pretty damn good deal, right? Not in her mind. She proceeded to post a rant on Facebook about how sad it was that people couldn't help their dog out and yada, yada, yada. Fucking WOW. Even if you're in a situation where you need to ask for a helping hand, who in the fuck would expect that helping hand to cover EVERYTHING? Luckily, my former employee hopped on shortly after and smoothed that over thanking everyone for their generous donations and had her delete her rant, but holy fuck did that one piss me off. Pretty sure they won't be seeing any future donations from anyone who saw her little rant. He's a good guy, but I hope he'll wake up and ditch that spoiled brat of a girl.
Last edited by linvillegorge; 08-18-2014 at 01:45 PM.