Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.
– Thorton Wilder
We all know someone that is always in need. Something is always wrong — always an excuse. Everyone is out to get them. Nothing is their fault.
For many, “begging” means the scruffy man at the corner liquor store, tin cup in hand, a cardboard sign. For others it’s a homeless mother with a baby. That kind of begging is easy to look at and decide whether you’re going to help or not. You see it. You have a good gut feeling if the person will use, or abuse your donation. You can tell if the person is truly in need or just begging because they don’t want to earn an honest living. For some folks, it’s a way of life.
They may hear the clink of a coin in the cup, and you may keep walking. You see it with your eyes. Your guts tell you if they really need help or will go grab a bottle of Thunderbird and wake up with wet pants.
The internet is a whole new street corner. Now you have thousands and thousands of potential handouts “walking by”. If you can convince folks that you’re a wholesome, hardworking, reverent individual that could just use a little bit of help . . . well, you’re off to a grand start. People have soft hearts and most will try to help someone in need. The Nauglers are well versed in subtle online begging, the art of asking for money without being “in your face” with their desperate needs. They have been doing it for years, yet continue to add to their family despite their inability to support the children they already have.
It’s a pattern. The constant hints and subtle suggestions. But hey, you read through the repetition and make up your own mind. Are they doing this? Ask the church groups they’ve been in.
Sound harsh? maybe it is. But responsible adults do not constantly drop hints and ask for others to pay for things. Some of us consider this to be the crux of “responsibility”.
This was quite probably a rather misguided attempt at humor. But at this point, who knows.
OK, but you certainly aren’t shy about supplementing with donations.
Venmo, Paypal, Go Fund me . . . crowd source funding masters.
They ended up with over $45,000 from this effort alone. They had a very detailed list of what the expenses were to be used for. They have repeatedly become very hostile when people ask if they were used as promised.
Interestingly, this post linked directly to a site that made it easy to send the seeds.
Ah yes, the subtle hints.
Winner winner, chicken dinner.
Think about this one for a moment. They are running a business. Why would clients be dropping off food and money?
Oh yeah, get over it.
Fundraiser for a business? Wait . . .
Is it a business or a charity?
Here’s an odd one. Somebody set up a Go Fund Me campaign. It’s quite probably satire. However, in exposing and explaining that they did NOT set it up, they certainly didn’t fail to ensure folks knew where they COULD “donate”.
This is only a smattering of the constant posts and a bit of insight into what is going on.
Remember, they garnered over $45,000 in Go Fund Me donations. What have they done with them?
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This was sent by a blog reader. It seems pretty benign. It’s a nice story. Charity and kids. It might actually stir up warm feelings. But please notice the comment “Put money in my hand.”
How hard are these folks to figure out?
Well “technically”. . .
Let’s make a collection. Here’s two more.
They’re “still accepting donations.” As though there will come a day, some day, when they are no longer accepting donations.
And the vehicles. Have the Nauglers ever actually bought a car or van all by themselves? Nicole tells us that she really doesn’t like to finance things. She much rather that “angels” just give stuff to her.