Skip to comments.Ideas Wanted For Food Drive Contest(Vanity)
Posted on 01/03/2003 7:43:01 PM PST by Sockdologer
I apologize for the vanity post, but I need your help.
A techie friend of mine was layed off has been unemployed for some time. He is low on both finances and food. I found out today that he's been eating only mustard for dinner.
Though he doesn't want to accept welfare, he hasn't been able to find a job yet, and so we've been thinking of holding a food drive contest, challenging the people we know to send in the most bizzare, non-perishable foods they can find - to be judged by him. In order to pull this off, we need some sort of interesting prize to give away. Nothing fancy, mind you. Neither of us could afford much.
So where do you come in? While I won't ask anyone here to donate any food, I'd appreciate any prize ideas my fellow freepers could come up with.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
I may get flamed for saying it, but I do not believe that a person cannot find work. It may be a crappy low paying menial job you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, but I'd rather shovel **** than eat mustard for dinner.
How about a bake sale in Colorado?
SPAM comes to mind....
A self-compiled Word document containing the most hilarious negative feedback comments left by eBay users.
Buyer's Complaint: "Instead of shipping the item I won, he sent me a photograph of the item I won plus two pieces of bubble gum. :( "
Seller's Response: "Bizarre, foul-mouth adolescent with intense anger + persecution complex. Psychiatric intervention needed ASAP".
I'm working on a coffee-table book which compiles nothing but (what I feel are) hysterical negative feedback comments (from eBay users). However, if it's like every single project I've ever started, it will never be completed/published.
Do you think there is still a outstanding arrest warrant for RUSH in Co ?
I was on welfare once after an injury (I hated it myself, but had kids and they came first, got off it as soon as I was given ok by doc to work - funny thing is I would not have had to go on it had another government agency, workers comp, had been paying me as they were supposed to. Crap Happens). Your tax dollars pay for it and he might as well suck out what money he can from Uncle Sammy because once he gets back to working they will take it from him without a thought. Use the system when you need it.
It's amazing how long some things last. I have just about finished off my Y2k stash and some of those perpetual foods are not too bad. While those MRE dinner rolls are interesting, I still don't care for them. Might save those for Y3k.
You might take a look in Sharper Image or someplace like that for an interesting prize.
Several call centers are hiring there (I was a tech at a call center previously and with the volume of PC's techies were always in need) and a new one just opened up (have a link here somewhere for the articles relating I posted). About 700 new jobs total in the area, some were in Moriarty but most directly in Albuquerque.
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