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Hurricane Credit

Bear with me here. Everywhere I turn, somebody wants me to donate money for the hurricane relief. There's websites, toll-free numbers, mailers, etc. This is certainly a good thing, however, most of these methods want you to donate money through your credit card.

Here's how things usually go. Right now, I send a hundred bucks, then can't pay it at the end of the month, and it winds up costing me $110 dollars by the time I finish paying it off. My donation breaks down like this:

  • $100 -- Homeless Victims of the Hurricane
  • $10 -- Big Corporation That Doesn't Give A Shit About the Homeless Victims Of The Hurricane
Here's a wacky idea to pretend corporate America isn't just using this catastrophe as a way to make a buck. Why don't the credit card companies not only send our payments to hurricane relief, but also the interest that will be accumulated on those payments until they're paid off? Let the companies clamor to line up and be the "Official Credit Card Of Hurricane Relief 2005," or some other marketing gimmick.

blogified by Reid @ 9/04/2005 12:17:00 AM 


Blogger mizangie said...

How ironic that there's a google spot for hurricane donations right beside your diatribe on this subject...

11:16 PM  
Blogger Reid said...

What's ironic is now that people are actually reading the blog, Google decides to stop running ads.

12:19 PM  

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