Alright, some people might know this story already, but for those of you who don't here goes. Last year I planned the block club party. The group (which is a group of old bitties who have nothing else to do) suggested that each household donates $10 for the party. Long story short, there were about 8-10 households with children that donated money and 2-3 house without children that donated.
I purchased most of the items for the children on the block. These items were school supplies for each house that donated. The $100 + was used for snacks, candy, nachos, etc. The block party was a huge success. It was the Saturday after Labor Day. Low and behold at the next meeting I was accused of stealing from the people who donated. (First of all, why in the devil would I take $30?!) Never mind the fact that I spent my own money on the supplies and did not ask for a penny from the group. (By the way, I did not buy cheap school supplies.) One of my neighbors (who was hosting the meeting) told them that for all the stuff they got for their 4 children, they owed me some money. (I'm still waiting.)
Fastforward to this year. I haven't gone to any meeting because I don't want to be bothered with these ladies and the foolsihness that comes with it. Well, I spoke with this one lady about being the business manager. I told her I'd do it but I can't come to all the meetinbgs. How about they have already set a date for the block party. I should let them plan the party themselves!
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