How Can You Explain That You are Broke?

@puroypoi (274)
Cainta, Philippines
November 11, 2016 8:24pm CST
Neighbors perceived that because you are working from home , you might be earning well. I think they disregard the fact that a person might be broke too. What will you do if you are a broke person, when your neighbors saw you this morning and handed a solicitation envelope to support his son as a candidate for their school pageant, a project that have a charitable purpose? Your neighbor came immediately to you when that neighbor saw you peeked on your door, and then immediately handed the solicitation envelope. You being the one who knows your financial status became suddenly in awed and became speechless while holding the envelope. Then it played in your mind if you will accept it or not? You are thinking if you will tell to that neighbor you cannot give any for you are broke. Will you break somebody's hope on you?
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Nov 16
You're doomed! Unless you care about your neighbor's opinion. Or the gossiping that would follow.
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• United States
12 Nov 16
That's true ! Luckily I don't have that problem - none of the neighbors talk and vice versa we don't like each other lol
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
Yes I am doomed. It is hard to be on which side.
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby lol that makes your life easy with your neighbors.. wish I be like you.
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@louievill (18675)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
The envelopes they hand out usually has a first, second and third canvassing, just tell her you will give on the last canvassing because that is the most important part, the name of the game is to buy time and hope you are not broke when the last canvassing comes
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
really? is it true that there will be another canvassing? wow so @sol_see is so correct when he/she said that I am doomed.
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@louievill (18675)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
@puroypoi just innocently ask " what canvassing? " if there are., then look if there is no specific amount to give then give what you can afford. You might be doomed but not that doomed It's not like they will kill or hang you if you do not donate
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Nov 16
@louievill that's another kind of being doomed. lol
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@sharon6345 (126174)
• United States
12 Nov 16
Recently a friend had to explain something to me. Because people are always asking cash of me. I wanted to say no without feeling guilty about it. She explained to me that I can only afford to give it if I have everything I need already. That helped me big time. Now I know how to say no and feel no way about it. so yes I would say no about your offered project.
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
I think at first it so hard to mustered any courage to say No.
@sharon6345 (126174)
• United States
12 Nov 16
@puroypoi am 47 and struggled with that till this year end. I just now started to say no to people. It makes them want to be away from me as they think I am mean now. Screw that I want my money..
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
@sharon6345 does it not leaves you with a guilty feeling if they see you as a mean person if you say No?
• United States
12 Nov 16
Was there a specific amount required?
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
Nothing, neighbor said anything will do, but I am embarrass to put something that I can afford for it is really that small.
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• United States
12 Nov 16
@puroypoi Tell them you're in between jobs and sorry it isn't much.. Maybe next time
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby I might say that and hope they will accept it wholeheatedly
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@skysnap (17817)
12 Nov 16
When you are broke, it actually shows but some of the time you have to specifically mention. I had job less days and I used to say "i can't afford this when people used to suggest me get this and that"
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
I used to say and show to my closest friend that I'm broke, but they could hardly believe it.
@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
12 Nov 16
Explain your situation to them...briefly..just say you are not in a financially comfortable position to be able to help.
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
how i wish i could. it so easy to say than to be done.
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@AutumnSnow (4584)
12 Nov 16
I hate when someone does that. Sometimes it's tough to know what to do because part of me would think just give them a couple of bucks in hopes they go away but then the next thing that comes up again they'll be back.
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
yes that is what i also thinking too.. that once you give something, maybe they will repeat it again.
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@hereandthere (31166)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
it depends on how much the minimum amount is and if i can afford it. it also depends on how close i am to that neighbor and if i rely on them regularly for things like watching the house when i'm away, moving heavy stuff, etc.
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@puroypoi (274)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Nov 16
You got a point there. That too is what I am considering, but it is really tough if you have nothing to share.