Firefighters at busy intersections
Original post made by another public nuisance, Menlo Park: other, on Aug 30, 2007
Do we really need firefighters darting in and out of traffic in their eagerness to solicit money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association? It's not that I'm opposed to research (I donate to an MD organization that has a much higher charity rating than MDA, which spends a lot of money on overhead) but rather to being hit up for cash while sitting in my car. Not only does it seem like an inefficient way to collect funds (I prefer to write checks and get receipts myself) but it feels dangerous to me. Isn't it hard enough to drive/bike/walk around town as it is without this extra nuisance?