The things that cause angst on Birding-Aus

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Subject: The things that cause angst on Birding-Aus
From: "Tony Keene" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 02:47:33 +0100
I'd say the difference between the lyrebird chaps and the chaty muggers is that 
the former through inexperience (rather than malice) upset people through the 
direct approach. Charity muggers on the other hand, are a huge business that 
often barely benefits the organisations they purport to work for. They are 
agency workers, working on commission and their agency usually takes the first 
year's direct debit payments as their fee (notice how they'll always try to 
make you sign for a direct debit, rather than a one-off donation?). They rely 
on people being too lazy to cancel the direct debit. In fact, if you do so in 
the first year, you haven't paid the charity anything.
 Overall, I'm happy to overlook what appears to be a blunder by Balangara, but 
also very happy to ignore charity muggers.

 Tony "never trespassed for a twitch" Keene

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