Tue Review 24 May 2016
This week, I made a complaint about being misled by a charity. Not something I felt good about, but I hate the thought of the questionable actions of a sad few stopping others from engaging with charities. There are good ones, then there are those I dealt with this week.
I was approached by someone who was selling raffle tickets for a charity. The cause they were currently focusing on was one I feel a strong connection to, so I purchased a ticket and was told that I need to use the information on the ticket to enter my details online for the draw. All fairly normal stuff.
- There was no raffle at all.
- The text on the “ticket” said “Thank you so much for buying this information leaflet”. Are you kidding me?!?
- The part of the “ticket” that mentioned a competition was actually a skill-based creative competition.
- To enter the skill-based creative competition, I would have had to pay for postage to enter.
I did get an apology and an offer of a refund (I only took the apology). But it reminded me yet again that I’m not volunteering and I miss it. I have an eye on some potential places, but as usual I’m holding off. We’ll probably move in the next 6-12 months and I don’t want to commit to something unless I know that I’ll stay. I’ve shortlisted some possible opportunities, but I suppose I won’t really be taking any action on anything for a while yet. That’s okay. I had a migraine so my brain is all floopy anyway.
Brain Goal: I will read 5 books by Christmas.
Action: Totally failing this right now. Oops.
Body Goal: I will exercise for 30 minutes every day, outside when the weather permits.
Action: This is working, I’m keeping up the routine and on sunny days I’m getting fresh air and taking a lot of photos of flowers.
Soul Goal: I will visit 12 new places by Christmas (only 3 to go)
Action: Three weeks until Glendevon, Scotland!