Don’t Go Fund Me

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[by Susan Ashline]

I’m motivated by a tweet, a business owner posting his GoFundMe page, asking for $2,000 for dental work. His teeth looked horrible, no lie. If anyone needs dental work, this guy does. But should kind strangers be solicited to pay for it? Common sense tells me if he’s running a business, it’s making a profit. Otherwise, why run it? If it’s operating in the red… well, that’s a whole other blog. So if he’s making a profit – that is, enough to cover bills and then some – he’s got disposable income.

The tweet got under my skin. Maybe it’s because I just had surgery and being cooped up indoors on crutches is chipping away at my sanity. Or, maybe it makes sense to be irritated by people who have the means to do for themselves, yet choose to let others carry the load.

Alas, my Don’t Go Fund Me page:

(Update: It appears GoFundMe deleted my account; probably because it asked people not to fund me.)

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