Friday, June 30, 2006

Another rant

So the other day, I went to tearfund.co.nz and signed up to sponsor a child. As I was setting up my AP, I was struck by the sheer ridiculousness of it all- here I was, feeling pretty good about the fact that I was signing up to give... er, $10 per week. $10?? I often spend that much on lunch! Now, I understand that for some people- students and the like- $10 is quite a lot. My flatmate told me a few years ago that he had a 'frivolous expenditure' budget of $5 per week- so not everyone is in a position to give even that much. But for someone like me, with a decent job, no loan, and no dependents, $10 is a pittance.

So little.... yet so much.

4 comments:

Jesus Crux said...
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Greg said...

Stan, how is it that your online persona is so different to your real life one? I prefer the real life one. I'd appreciate it if you 1) kept your language decent and 2) quit ripping into peoples opinions like you're the only person who knows anything about economics. If you're not prepared to use some common decency when commenting, don't comment.

Jesus Crux said...

well i only deleted those last two posts out of respect for you, but i still hold those views exactly the way i have stated them

Greg said...

Stan, its not your views (which I respect and sometimes agree with) that are the problem, its the way you expressed them. Thanks for deleting your posts, and feel free to re-state your views in a more polite manner.