My Turn, Your Turn: School fundraisers

By Gary McNair - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - I received an email from a viewer that caused a flood of unpleasant flashbacks.  Here's part what this person had to say:

"School is back in session.  First day, children coming home with stuff to sell. (To make money for their school?)"

Yep - I know what's about to happen. It's really only a matter of time. Pretty soon I'll answer the door and there will be some charming little 8-year-old with the world's biggest eyes and most beautiful smile trying to sell me a 12 pound candy bar.  Oh, I know I don't need those extra calories.  But what am I to do?  You can't say no to the next Donald Trump.  And besides it's all for a good cause.  It's part of a big school fundraiser.

Does this bother anyone else?  Well that same viewer has an idea.  She writes:

"I would think a better idea is for each family to purchase one $1.00 scratch off lottery ticket and send it to school with child.   The school has a good chance of getting money, plus their purchase goes into the lottery fund, which benefits the schools, right???"

Pretty creative - but I don't think it will happen. This means I fall victim to every 8 year old kid with something to sell.  How about some fat-free stuff this year?

With a little help from Kay - that's my turn.  Now it's your turn.  To comment on this segment or anything else, email me, here.