15 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Sheila

    I’ve found that dressing like a tourist is a good way to deter these people i.e. bright raincoat, jeans and walking shoes… if only I dressed like this everyday :)

    1. Joe the Lion

      I walk directly towards them, looking at them direct in the eye – looking vicious and with malicious intent

      They always scurry away like little sea urchins

    2. Don Pidgeoni

      Headphones are a great chugger repellent. Then you can just smile sweetly, shake your head and ignore the totally false friendly cr** that comes out of their mouth

  2. Soundings

    The pyschology of chugging and how not to fall victim to it

    Chugger: [big bright smile, adopting hugging position, you’re my best friend forever look] Hello sir/miss, can I have a word? [question, hoping for a response and then an engagement, as opposed to a statement which tends to get black/white response]
    You: Sorry [you’re not a complete c*nt, you probably sympathise to some extent with the charity but you want to save your cash for a charity you know about], not today [implying that you might have given yesterday, or indeed might donate at a future date, perhaps when you have more time]
    Chugger: No worries, have a nice day now [see, we’re nice, you might reconsider and engage with us now, or perhaps another time, and anyway we don’t want you to complain about us which will put an end to this sweet deal]
    You: [smile, or at least tense your lips or make a banana shape with them] And yourself [makes yourself feel better, and there’s nothing like having the last word]

  3. Jane

    Why they think I’d be giving my account details out to people on the street is what I can’t understand. What kind of an eejit do they think I am?

    1. oscar

      Ex-chugger here… the most anyone could do with your account details is put money into your account! Only the direct debit mandate lets you withdraw money from the account, and then it can only go into the account of the charity.

  4. Kieran NYC

    They don’t like when I mention I would rather donate directly/online so that money isn’t spent on their wages.

    Funny, that.

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