I’m begging you, don’t be douche-y

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‘Alive Alone’
courtesy of ‘ep_jhu’

Our first instinct was to sit on this so that crappy behavior didn’t negatively impact Thrive DC and the people who rely on them, but we’re just going to hope that the angels of everyone’s better nature are stronger than the snark & jerk angels.

Some of The Real World DC crew will be volunteering at Thrive tonight from 4pm on into the evening, preparing and serving meals for the homeless who Thrive feed every day. If you’re rolling your eyes right now and thinking it’s just a cynical producer-driven publicity stunt, well, SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET OVER YOURSELF.

Personally I don’t care if anyone volunteers or donates out of love, hate, shame, pride, pity, fear, loathing, or because the Flying Spaghetti Monster told them to. Thrive serves people in need and for an evening some of the RWDC cast will be a part of that. Good. If you think they’re just there for publicity and as a stunt then feel free to go to the above links and be a more lasting part of the solution.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “I’m begging you, don’t be douche-y

  1. Well said. Motives for volunteering, in most cases, have no validity; all that matters is that they’re volunteering. Until those criticizing get involved themselves they have no room to speak.