Saturday, 1 January 2011

Chugger ATMs

Banks are to adopt a system that allows people to make a small donation to charity whenever they withdraw cash.
The Government also wants shops to offer customers the opportunity to “round up the pound” when using a debit or credit card, with the extra money going to charity.
No, please. Just fuck off.
I go into a shop to buy things. I go to an ATM to get cash out. I give money to charity when I feel like it. Shopping is already something that pisses me off without the addition of some chugging thrown in. When I'm stood at a cashpoint queue, I want to get my money fast, not be stuck behind someone pondering how much and which charity to give to.


  1. People should not be encouraged to give money randomly to any charity. They should research the charity first. The government are wrong to do this and the idea should be resisted. I never give to charity because I don't trust any of them. They are run like corporate companies these days with CEO's on big money and many people getting very rich on the back of charity.

    I get harassed by chuggers in the street, and now whenever I buy something or get my money out? It could cause more harm than good to charities as people get more and more poised off.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Mike.

    My advice is to get involved with a charity, probably not a national one. Many are still run and staff by people who believe in what they're doing, often choosing that over more successful jobs.