I CASHED the CHECK !

United States
April 24, 2008 2:59pm CST
Recently, I had a discussion about whether or not to cash a check for $2 I received in the mail from a charity as a fund raising ploy. The letter with it asked that you not cash the check and return it along with a check of your own to the charity. There were 18 replies saying DON'T CASH THE CHECK. There was 1 reply saying CASH THE CHECK. Always favoring the minority opinion, I cashed the check to see what would happen. So far, all that's happened is that I received $2 cash with which I used to pay for most of 1/2 gallon of milk. Nope, $2 won't quite buy 1/2 gallon of milk here. The other discussion is here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1488352.aspx What do you think? Am I an ogre for cashing this charity's check? The milk sure tasted good. What do you say?
2 people like this
7 responses
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
25 Apr 08
Wow! There is one part of me that says this was a bad thing to do; and another that says it was not! I did read your previous post regarding this but was then sidetracked so did not respond. I wonder how many other people did the same thing? I am sure that the charity were of the opinion that because it was such a small amount; most people could not be bothered trying to cash it. (I am still debating in my mind if this was a bad thing to do or not!!! lol)
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Apr 08
Yes, it is a tough question of whether or not to cash the check. What helped me decide was 3 things. 1) Using the power of the internet it was discovered that charity is very poorly run and has a $400,000 deficient even though they have a 10,000,000 budget. Want to bet they have top executives over paid enough to balance their budget? And they want money from me? 2) I sense the machinations of a high IQ amoral sociopath behind this marketing scheme. The signs are there. Particularily, the contempt for the morality and goodness of most people. This is examplified by the attempt to use these good qualities against good people in order to extract money from them. 3) The vast majority of myLotters overwhelmingly were for not cashing the check. That tells you what to do right there!
2 people like this
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Apr 08
Well I have to admit that you choosing to side with the minority opinion in regards to this is impressive! Most of us are generally always swayed by the majority!
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Apr 08
So, that explains why we have our respective ratings! :-)
2 people like this
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
28 Apr 08
More power to you. Teach them a leason. You are not a ogre. Enjoy your milk, was it 2% or whole. Of course some might say that you are cold hearted and this just proves it, but I would not concern myself with them.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Apr 08
It was 2% and cost $2.12 at Wal-Mart plus tax. So, I kicked in a little bit more. Nah, I don't concern myself with all them other folks what don't understand we'ons with hard heads.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Apr 08
rotflmao I think its crazy to use that kind of marketing gimmick to begin with, with everyone scrapping pennies together just to dive to work, that lowly 2.00 check probably looks mighty fine to some folks.. screw the charity... I need a half gallon of gas for the car. LMAO
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yep, I needed a 1/2 gal of milk. That's a very poorly run charity.
1 person likes this
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
Argh, I don't believe you did it. Do you feel a little bit bad? There was no consideration in exchange for money. In other words you did not perorm a service or send a good for this money. The positive side of it is, hopefully it will teach this charity not to send out money that people have donated. Hope you enjoyed the milk.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, I've GOT MILK ! It was delicious. Nah, I don't feel even a little bit bad, either. That whole fund raising effort was just an effort to play the GUILT CARD. Such people need to be taught a lesson. I hope everyone cashes the check. BTW: The US government is sending out checks. Think anybody will feel regret about that? I do have regets about it. I wish they had not done it. But, if the money is being spent that way, it is stupid to not cash that check.
1 person likes this
@kezabelle (2985)
24 Apr 08
Id have sent the cheque back but not with any of my own money thats for sure. I will support charities of my choice and nothing will make me support them if I dont wish to. Having known a few sad loses to cancer I do give money to one specific charity but I dont actually give to anything that comes through the post or those who ring and harrass me thats not in my opinion the best way to get charitable funds. Im sure you werent the only one who cashed the cheque.
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Apr 08
That charity is running a deficient this year, so I guess I'm not the only one cashing the check.
1 person likes this
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
24 Apr 08
They sent it, you cashed it. Are you an ogre... no. My main problem is with any charity that would use money as a lure to get more money instead of using the money for the stated mission of the charity. The problem would not be with you, it is solely with the charity.
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you. I think the charity thought most would not cash the check. That's probably why I did.
1 person likes this
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
28 Apr 08
You had every right to cash the check and use the money. The charity, if it is a charity, had to know that many people would want to use the money and not send anything back. I advised against cashing it b/c it might have been a scam, but I think it is okay to cash it provided you have read any small print(sometimes those checks will sign you up for something as a condition of you cashing their check)if there was any.
• United States
28 Apr 08
Well, it has not been 2 weeks yet. That check could still bounce!
1 person likes this
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
28 Apr 08
True. At least if it does, you'll only be out $2.