Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A Bird Made of Gold

Children say the stupidest things, don't they? And as if you needed it, here's some more proof.

We asked some of the kids at an Action for Children family centre how they would say thank you to someone who had done something special to help them. And what did they say? They said that they would send them a bird made of gold.

Now as we all know, the proper way to thank a donor is with a poorly-written glorified receipt from someone with 'administrator' in their job title. But do kids care about the proper way? Do they hell! In fact, to compound their silliness this lot only went and made a picture of this so-called gold bird.

Unfortunately, Action for Children are sticklers for authenticity so we now have to send a photo of this monstrosity (modeled here by my daughter for reasons of confidentiality) to their donors. I shudder to think how they will react.

I share this only in the hope that others will learn from our mistake and keep thanking where it belongs – in the hands of professionals.