As I headed off to the museum this morning I was impressed by the mist. The rising sun was beginning to show through and as I walked I took this shot. From the museum shop I watched the sun attempt to warm the land, and fail! This is what the weatherman calls 'mild!
However the day was good, customers wandered in to browse, ask for the charity cards that we don't sell, and wander out again. I had three of them at once at one point! Would they look around the shop before disappearing, no! Bah! It was interesting to note the male customers hung about the many kids toys longer than the lassies did.
As I fiddled
Now I mention it charity cards sell very well but how much actually goes to the charity involved? The lass that runs the sale in the town ensures all the money collected is sent on but how much actually gets to the people at the sharp end? Each charity will spend the cash in relevant ways but to be honest I am becoming rather wary of some charity organisations. More appears to be spent on staff, especially fund raising staff, than anything else. After the disaster in Haiti millions were sent there, much of this from the USA, yet 200,000 still have no homes! New vehicles, expensive hotels for staff and charities still 'working' there yet little appears to benefit the people! I used to support one charity, which pays the big boss much less than others do, as I am sure the money was well spent, I am no longer sure about others. The news has just mentioned 'Comic Relief' and how their money is used or abused. Such money invested in many cigarette companies is totally unacceptable to me!
What sayest thou, mush?