General request out into the world, because this has been bugging me for a while now...
Can we put a kibosh on "if you'll give up your double-whatever latte?" as push to get people to give money elsewhere? Most of us cut double-whatever lattes out of our budget a long time ago, and the assumptions of spendthriftiness (when I know damn few people who aren't economized to the bone) are really... irritating.
And if a double-whatever latte is what someone has budgeted to get them through the day? Telling them even by implication that they're selfish gits for needing that is...not really a good motivator for them to do something nice for someone else. All it does is weigh down the hammer of guilt on someone who might already be barely making it through that day.
this post has been Boomer-approved.