Lovey and I recently had a small disagreement (and it was really small) over a matter I wanted to run by you all. It’s not a big deal, but I’m just curious as to what you would have done. Every year our (participating) neighbors host a 4th of July Block Party. The streets are barricaded, decorated…the whole bit. We have never attended because we always spend 4th of July with my family. Also, the event is kids oriented, and we have no children. Anywho. I contacted the party planner (she lives across the street) and told her we had other plans and would not attend. A few days after that, her husband came to the door asking for a donation. Lovey politely said no, because we weren’t even attending (never have, and probably never will). The man said that it was for the barricades, street decorations, etc. Lovey still politely said no. I wouldn’t mind giving them money, I really wouldn’t, but Lovey insisted that it was illogical for them to ask when we weren’t attending… I see his point, but I’m also curious to see what you guys think. To donate or not to donate? I appreciate your opinions.. Thanks!
PS. I should have prefaced this by saying money is super tight during the summer months for us. Every dollar is budgeted. For real.
PPS. Also, Lovey is not a cheap skate by any means. He's extremely generous.