Should I Send Them A Dime?

Last Updated on: 2nd June 2014, 04:13 pm

I got the strangest piece of junk mail the other day. It had two windows in it, one of which was around something hard and round. I showed it to Steve and we both wondered why someone was sending us coins in the mail. We opened the envelope, and the note inside, which was a solicitation for donations to the MS society, said “This nickel can help end MS.” Then why are you, the ones trying to bring an end to MS, sending the nickel to me? Shouldn’t you keep it? Wouldn’t it be better spent in your hands?

Then I wondered how many end-to-MS-bringing nickels were sent out through the mail. Did they send a million? That means $50000 and that’s just the nickels! Then there are the notes, and someone has to put those notes in the mail! I know you have to spend money to make money, but….nickels in the mail when you’re asking for money back? I don’t even get the significance of the symbolism. Was their symbolism? What exactly was the message? Maybe it was that before people donate, they should look into the MS society’s level of administrative costs. I think they’re heading down Madd Canada way.

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