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Charity pests in Stafford? AKA Chuggers

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by loveatfirstbite, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Oxfam ones would be green - the ones I saw on Monday were red.
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Oxfam today, amongst others.
     
  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Think it was the red team today? Didn't give them chance to start their spiel.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Greens by the Three shop at about 4ish.
     
  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I'm only ever in town at lunchtime, and I avoid the main street wherever possible because of the chuggers. To think people pay massively inflated rates to be in the town centre just to get them bastards outside driving customers away!
     
  6. stoofer34

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    I spent ages thinking I had developed a scowl that fended them off?

    Mrs says I just look normal ?

    S
     
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    The last one that tried to stop me was plugging wild life. He asked me what I knew about bees. Come between A and C was my reply walking off.
     
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    Think it's time to organise a protest march!

    Drastic measures! get the pitchforks out!!!
     
  9. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    If anyone on here thinks that the chuggers in Stafford are a nuisance then I can only say this....


    Try getting off a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
    The taxi drivers and tour guides that surround you, and mob you and totally engulf you is mind boggling.

    It was like they were the paparazzi and they'd mistaken us for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    :P
     
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  10. Thehooperman

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    But Carole are you not part of the Bednall royal family? :)
     
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  11. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes darling it's true, but I do like a bit of anonymity when on holiday.

    I rather thought that my husband and I donning scouse wigs and shouting "calm down, calm down , to me to you, to me to you" might have put the paps off the scent.

    I'm never wearing the tiara in public again, it's obviously a dead giveaway.
     
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    There’s nothing hidden about what they’re trying to do though. It’s obvious what they are, where the money goes, etc.

    Chuggers are hired by third party companies under the guise of volunteers. Not to mention the bonuses

    I think the removal of the uni has actually put them off my scent, my youthful appearance must make them assume I’m a college lad and therefore not a good target. Not that uni students have money to be charitable with anyway, but I’ve not been accosted by anyone in quite a while.
     
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  13. Withnail

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    Just say no.

    Nancy taught me that, or was it Zammo? One or the other.

    You can say 'no, thanks'. Or you can say 'f**k off'.

    Start by imagining it is your Mum/Dad/Sister/Brother/Niece/Best Friend etc asking, then choose an appropriate response.
     
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    Hiya/Hiya/P*ss off/Gerroutovit/P*ss off/Let's go for a pint.
     
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  16. Cue

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    They were in stealth mode last weekend, no clipboards in sight
     
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  17. Carole

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    I read that too.
    They can be annoying but even so I’m always polite. In a breathless, hurried voice, rushing past...it varies from

    “Great charity, but I do all my charity donations already by direct debit” (this is true)

    “I’m so sorry, I can’t stop, I’ve only got a few minutes left on the car park ticket” (also true)

    “ I already donate to that charity” (quite often true)

    “Sorry, but my husband deals with that side of things, (not true at all).

    I’d never ever ever be rude to chuggers.
    Yes they can be annoying but the charities are just trying to do something good and there is so much competition.

    The people doing the chugging are getting up in the morning and doing a thankless job, for very little pay, they get abused for just trying to make a living when there are so few jobs out there.
    But they are doing SOMETHING, as opposed to doing nothing.

    So it’s nicer to just smile and say “no thank you” rather than scowl and tell them to f*ck off”
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Always true, saves your time, and theirs...
     
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    I used to tell them to f*CK off, like I used to do to to people at the door. For some reason nowadays they don't approach me in town most times ( must look like a real dragon on a mission :haw:) but I do try to just say a firm " no thankyou' nowadays and continue on my way.

    When we get a knock at the door, I always tell hubby lately not to be nasty to them, unless they are being a real pain, as just someone trying to earn a living. After a few seconds not leaving after a polite " no thanks". It is then a "f*ck off" and the door slammed in their face!


    Different story when the Mormons knock and still stand outside the door half an hour after it's gone unanswered.... They get a mouthful If give in and open the door .
     
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  20. Carole

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    This as well, what @Withnail said.

    Would you want someone being vile and abusive to you or a member of your family for doing their job WHATEVER it is?
     
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