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On Signing Petitions

 
 
Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 07:27 pm
Each and every day I am asked to sign petition after petition, online. Occasionally, I do sign one. Then I get emails asking for money for almost every one I sign. Most of the ones I see are for worthy causes. I question their effectiveness and I sure can't be sending out money to people I don't know. Any thoughts on this?
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Glennn
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 08:17 pm
@edgarblythe,
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Then I get emails asking for money for almost every one I sign.

That's why I never sign online petitions even if I feel strongly about the subject matter.
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I sure can't be sending out money to people I don't know.

Well . . . you know me. I'll PM my address to you. And please, no personal checks! Thanks in advance!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 08:35 pm
@Glennn,
Make you a deal: For every ten dollar bill you send me, I will send you nine one dollar bills. Nine for one. It's a pretty good deal.
Glennn
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 08:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Okay. But you send me the nine one-dollar bills first, and then I'll send you the ten-dollar bill.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 09:02 pm
@Glennn,
In the world of finance it doesn't work like that. Just try to get an order of Flex Tape without first sending full payment.
Glennn
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 09:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
What you're really saying is that you don't trust me. How are you ever going to know if you can trust me if you don't give me chance to prove myself. And remember, no personal checks.
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Glennn
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 09:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
Okay, I got an idea on how to resolve this awkward situation. We'll both send money simultaneously. Trust issue solved!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 09:29 pm
@Glennn,
How about I send one; you send one. Then, when I see you are sincere, I will send the other eight.
Glennn
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 09:11 am
@edgarblythe,
WTF! It will cost me forty-nine cents, plus the cost of an envelope, to send you one dollar; not to mention the fact that my driveway is 360 feet long and kind of uphill . . . and against the wind . . . both ways. If this is going to work out, I suggest we send fifty cents instead of a dollar in order to offset the cost of shipping and handling. We will send our fifty cents to each other on Monday. I hereby promise to do so. *

*However, I hereby do not promise to honor my promise to do so.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:01 am
@Glennn,
$1 won't cut it. I meant you send a tenner at the same time I send a one and I will send the other eight on receipt of the ten. That's a fair ratio of one to one.
Glennn
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 12:11 pm
@edgarblythe,
Let's say I agree to your terms and send you a ten-dollar bill at the same time you send me a one-dollar bill. What if you decided to keep the ten and then send no more after the first one-dollar bill? In fact, what if I send the ten, and you don't even send the first dollar at the same time, nor any thereafter?

Okay, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to provide me with some character references; and please, no followers from here on a2k.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:39 pm
@Glennn,
My dog, Rocky, knows I am not only trustworthy, but the finest human that ever lived. Animals never lie.
Glennn
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 09:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Far be it from me to impugn the integrity of good Rocky's character, but I have to consider the fact that dogs are biased in favor of their masters 99.9% of the time whether said master is in the right or in the wrong. Therefore I'm sure you will understand that I will require a reference as to Rocky's capacity to render an unbiased judgement concerning the likelihood of you sending the dollars as per our agreement.

I am also sure that you will understand that that reference cannot come from you, as there is a 99.9% chance that you will be biased in favor of Rocky. If you could somehow procure a reference from a neighborhood cat, that would definitely suffice.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 09:33 pm
@Glennn,
My cat knows me real well, and I've met Edgar. Send the money.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 09:34 pm
@roger,
Wait. I have to come clean and admit I've never met his dog.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 09:54 pm
@Glennn,
It's not fair to ask a cat to vouch for Rocky, as he considers cats varmints and he has sworn to eradicate all varmints. He is adamant on the issue. Just send the damn money.
Glennn
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 10:03 pm
@roger,
Thank you for your honesty. Because of your candor I will send edgar the ten. However, if I do not receive anything from him within a reasonable amount of time, I will assume that he has split the ten with you and that you both had a good laugh at my expense. And in that case, I will put both of you on ignore faster than you can say . . . "where's Glennn?"

You can also rest assured that I'll be seeing you both real soon. It might not be today. It might not be tomorrow. Or . . . it might be tomorrow! At any rate, you won't be seeing me.
Glennn
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 10:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
It is not my fault that Rocky is an anticatmitic. If not you, then who did he learn that from? I'm not sending the money. In fact, I wouldn't even send you the money in Pepsi returnable cans . . . or Walmart coupons . . . or monopoly money.

Good day, sir. *

*Or good night, depending on your timezone.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 10:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Don't do it Edgar....I hear he cheats at golf.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 10:20 pm
@Glennn,
Be careful Glennn, those guys make fun of your complexion poc....I mean irregularities.
 

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