I'm not sure where he gets it from but Drama Teen rather enjoys the school debate (the fact that he has been arguing the point almost from the time he exited the womb may have something to do with it). In any event, this week the Queensland Debating Union topic was that Charity Mugging Should Be Banned. That's even a topic? Accosting people as they go about their normal business is abhorrent and should not be allowed, especially not in the name of charity. Besides, there are many more feel good ways of earning a charity dollar and today that was on display at South Bank were hundreds of people were dressed in nothing more than their Budgie Smugglers to go for a run and raise money for YoungCare. Children, high school groups and corporates stripped down to their smalls to dash six kilometres and raise some much needed dollars on the way. Surely it is better to be prepared to put in the hard yards (and dress like a character from Where's Wally?) and to work to gain sponsors than to badger, guilt and harass to earn a charity buck.
Sure charities need money to carry on their good works but they need to be charitable about it. Well done YoungCare and all those who took part. (For the record, Drama Teen's team was affirmative and they won. Like I said, there really is no debate ...)