A week or 2 after moving into my house, I received a letter in the mail addressed to "My Neighbor". It had been sent through the mail and even though the return address was from my own street, I didn't realize it was from my next door neighbor! Not only did she mail it, she included a stamped, self addressed envelope inside. There was an insert saying something about believing that eating right can help prevent cancer - and she had volunteered to spread the message and solicit donations to a cancer foundation of some sort, for research. Ahem.
I remember thinking at the time - what a crappy way to welcome me to the neighborhood - by asking me for money! When you're new to a town, you move in hoping your neighbors are at least friendly, you don't expect them to come to you for a cash donation to their favorite charity. And what a weird way to do it! I felt kind of backed against the wall - like - I'm new here, I don't want to offend anyway, so maybe I should send some money. NO! It felt like blackmail. It aggravated me and I threw it away. So now - I suppose 10 months is long enough to wait to send out another request. Again sent through the mail with a self addressed, stamped envelope and the same printed request for a donation. From next door. WTH???
What would you do?