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Exactly! I won't be emotionally blackmailed. I budgeted my money to never go into debt for Christmas (or otherwise!)I am on Nextdoor in my neighborhood in Calvert (and unfortunately St Mary's). LOTS of folks with their hands out right now preying on the emotions of kind folks that are too naive to know they are being played.
Sorry, but it isn't my problem if you have too many fu@k trophies or can't pay your rent. No tree or gifts. Too bad. No food? Just line up with all the other people showing up in their Escalades with manicured nails and fancy hairdos claiming poverty.
Don't get me wrong- I have helped many people in "need" and certainly animal rescues but I refuse to be taken by constant beggars that are counting on generosity from people that are probably struggling themselves. Fu@k 'em.