Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Talk about being ungrateful

I just heard from a volunteer about how frustrated he was trying to help a young man out. Apparently the man has a cat and the volunteer offered to get it sterilised for him as it wasn't sterilised yet and the young man (while holding down a job) was not very well off. On his own, he decided to try and help the young man out.

The volunteer arranged for the sterilisation to be done free of charge to the young man and offered to transport the cat to the vet. Just as he was leaving to pick up the cat, the man called to say the cat had not been starved the night before as his mother had left food out.

The volunteer told him the sterilisation had to be cancelled as the cat could die otherwise. He asked him to please try and do this one thing - make sure that the cat had not eaten the night before. The volunteer then arranged for another date and decided it would be safer to board the cat overnight at extra cost to the volunteer.

When he called back, he told the young man that the new date was arranged, but that if they cancelled one more time, he would have to take care of the transport himself. The young man told the volunteer to forget it. He said that people must be 'sincere' in wanting to help. The volunteer was so taken aback, he was speechless. One sometimes wonders who is helping whom.



Blogger calsifer said...

What an ingrate! I hope his attitude toward his cat is not as cavalier.

28/8/07 11:27 AM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

I keep hearing the word "sincere" being bandied around nowadays. It seems like it's code for something - so far, I've seen people say that if you're sincere in your donations, you shouldn't question where the donations go. Or if you're "sincere" in helping animals, you shouldn't get annoyed with people whom you're trying to help, because it's about the animals.

no, i don't get it either.

28/8/07 12:08 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Glad I'm not the only one :)

28/8/07 12:10 PM  
Anonymous huh said...

Misuse of the word, sincerity. Simply lack basic manners and appreciation.

28/8/07 2:26 PM  

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