A little boy (wearing his boyscout attire) and his mother knocked on my door to solicit 3 bags of popcorn for $30.00. This was to help the boyscouts.
I reluctantly handed over $30 cash, but expressed to him AND his mother (who I looked at with a smile for I felt that she was proud of her son), that I normally don't hand over money like this to just anybody. I (at least) got his name and they reassured me that if they weren't on the 'up and up' that I could just ask my neighbor's son, for he knew him from school.
Long story short, I've exhaulted...