Fundraisers Aren’t Fun

There is something rather deceiving about fundraisers. In that word is the word ‘fun’, and I would just like to say that fundraisers are really everything but fun. I’ve been working my butt off for about the past year and a half doing different fundraisers so I could raise enough money to go on a trip to France and Italy with my French club, and by golly I did it! But I’ve come to the point where I don’t ever want to do another one in my life.

My mother and I just got back from delivering about 50 pizzas from my last fundraiser and it makes me want to never sell another pizza again in my life. Haha, really though. Since I had sold so much, somewhere along the line the order got messed up so we had to run back up to my school and try to get things figured out. We had all these pizzas stuck in the back of our van that were slowly beginning to thaw and no where to put them. So we were frantically speeding around town trying to drop off as many as we could, when most people will still at work, then realized we had some that we didn’t order, and were missing some that we did order. We were able to drop most of them off at my church and put them in the freezers there so they weren’t ruined and tried to get my order figured out with my french teacher.

My french teacher in the end was just told us to keep the extra pizza and re-ordered us the ones we were missing, which was a relief. The whole thing was really frustrating because I didn’t want to ruin anyone’s order. They were kind enough to buy something from me, so I wanted to make sure that I got the order right in return.

In all, I’ve raised just over $2,000 for my trip, which is about two-thirds of the entire trip. My parents paid the additional money, but they were pretty proud of how much I had raised. The money I’m raising from now on is for spending money, so considering I don’t have a job, I’m really trying to keep the money I’ve saved, and to raise enough to spend on the trip.

We’re leaving June 8 for my trip, and the closer and closer summer gets, the more excited I become. I’ve been out of the country twice before, to Canada and then to Greece, Turkey and England, so I’m really looking forward to traveling some place new again with a bunch of my friends.

Today was my first day of Spring Break! Hurray! I get tomorrow and all of rest week off, and I’m looking forward to doing pretty much nothing besides sitting on my butt and staring at Johnny Depp on the television; however, I think Becky, my best friend, has some different things in mind. xD

I’m apparently supposed to be going tux shopping with Andrew for prom too, and I’m going to be honest, I’m not looking forward to it, cause Andrew hates shopping and he’s so stubborn.

Hope all is well! <3

Interrupting People is Rude

I can think of very few things that annoy me more than when people interrupt me. You can be in the middle of the most interesting and intriguing story and you’re really getting into it and then here’s the climax and–! Someone just interrupted you. Uhm, hello? I was talking here!

When someone interrupts you, it shows that they don’t care what you are talking about and that what they have to say is more important than what you were saying. You could be talking about how your grandmother just died and how it was a hard time for you and they’ll interrupt and talk about how their cat threw up pink vomit yesterday morning. Sure, that’s definitely an interesting story, but there is a time and a place for that, which is NOT when someone else is talking. Show some respect!

It comes off as rude, snobby, and arrogant. People typically don’t like people like that!

Besides, how can you have a decent conversation with anyone if it’s completely one-sided? All you get is their opinion over and over and over. Whenever you try to get a word in, they completely plow over whatever sentence you were trying to form and chug along full speed ahead. The most riveting and intriguing conversations are ones where you go back and forth and feed off of each other and debate, not just listening to one person go on and on while you sit their quietly wishing you were somewhere else.

That’s another thing, no one wants to talk to someone who constantly interrupts them. I have a friend who goes to my church, and she can be really fun, but I can’t hardly stand talking to her! You can ask her one question and she goes on and on about this and that and she’s like this little baby tiger; Whenever you try to put a word in edge-wise, she feeds off of that one little word and she transforms from this cute little baby tiger into this human-eating monster! Because of this, I don’t like talking to her and try to avoid it at all costs. I’m sure I’m not the only one either. People tend to stray away from them interrupters and as a result, they don’t have many people that want to be around them! Life can be lonely for an interrupter!

I don’t appreciate people who only listen to themselves and not to others. It’s a very self centered way of living your life and something that you shouldn’t do. They then tend to be very close-minded. They think their opinion is right and only theirs is right, hence why they don’t even try to listen to what you have to say.

It is also rude to interrupt into a conversation you weren’t even a part of. You are not only interrupting just one person, but multiple persons, and destroying the pleasant conversation they were having with your unneeded and unnecessary comment. There probably was a good reason you weren’t invited into the conversation to begin with. The conversation could be something really private and personal, and you just come barging in with no remorse and interrupt any moment that they may have had. Don’t just assume that you’re wanted in the conversation. You know what assuming makes people…

So the point of this article is to not interrupt people. It’s rude and you make the other person want to pull out some duct tape and duct tape your mouth shut!

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