Dec 16, 2008
I Got Snookered
Last month I received a phone call from the alumni office of my alma mater. A pleasant sounding woman asked if I would contribute the same amount I gave last year. I asked how much that was, and she replied $25.00. I said OK, and hung up. It occurred to me that I got snookered. Although they have been writing and calling twice a year for 40 years, I didn't recall ever making a contribution. On the contrary, it often occurred to me that they should give me a refund, or at least not admit I graduated. Having said I would donate, I sent off a check. Now I know I got snookered. Since that time I have received two phone calls and three letters. I am now an member of their esteemed philanthropy society, and started receiving the designed special newsletter. I think they finally taught me something, why people donate anonymously.