Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.
Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut
Here is my Chutzpah experience of the week. I have been getting my mail and it seems that every other letter is one asking for a donation. I made the mistake of donating money to an organization that must have sold my information to other charities. I donate and do what I can but I am unable to give to everyone. I am really bothered by the fact that I am now receiving piles of requests. We get address labels, stickers, note pads, and magnets. Doesn’t this cost money? Shouldn’t this money be going to the people that they collected it for? I guess I am annoyed because I really wanted to help this charity and now I am not sure I will ever write them a check again. I still believe in charity so I will continue to care with coupons by donating them to the armed forces and using coupons to get items I can donate to the food bank and shelters.
I wonder how can I stop all of these request and still make a difference in the lives of the kids who I initially donated money on their behalf? What organizations do you support and how?