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    ISU Fundraisers

    Anybody on here gotten uncomfortable calls from the ISU Fundraisers? I just got off a long phone call where to start the girl never said who she was, just started listing off stuff about me and wanted more information. Once we exchanged pleasantries (and she'd gotten out of me that my wife is currently unemployed) she started pushing for donations.

    She started at $500, then after I said we were trying to cut spending on everything we could and didn't have anything to give she moved to $350.

    When I re-iterated my position she gave me a sob story about how her dad hasn't paid for all of her education (and after I'd explained I had over $80,000 in loans because that was the only way I paid for my college) and asked for $150.

    When I said no to this and explained that I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO GIVE RIGHT NOW, she dropped to $100.

    After I shot this down she told me how she just bought toilet paper for the first time in her life last week and couldn't believe how expensive it was and that she was going to have to limit her usage. Now that she was empathetic to my situation, she went in for the $50 kill at which point I ended the conversation

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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    And now they use restricted numbers...



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Yep been there done that Tigers. They leave me alone now that Im a Lifetime Alumni Member.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    I have a cell phone and that's it. If I see a number that is not stored on it, I don't answer it, ever. Obviously if its a number I don't have stored, 90% of the time they leave voice mails if it's important.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    I'm wondering if they somehow don't have my number. I can't remember if I got a call after I finished my undergrad (if I did, it was 1), and I haven't gotten any after finishing graduate school a month ago. And I am in no way complaining.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    I was supposed to graduate last month, but due to various reasons am delayed a year and will graduate next May (wooohoo, 5 years of loans!). Apparently the ISU Foundation is unaware of this, and called me 2 days after this spring's graduation ceremony, asking for donation money.

    I told the girl on the phone that I was still a student, and don't have any money and wouldn't even if I had just graduated. She DENIED my story, claiming that I HAD graduated, and when I told her repeatedly that I was still a student, she continually denied it and kept saying "well the computer shows you're an alum, yada yada yada......" We must have gone around in circles 5 or 6 times. I kept pretty calm about it, but she was getting furious with me and upset that I was "lying" to get out of donating.

    Then she went back into her "we need donations" speech again. I hung up. I never hang up on people, but I couldn't take it anymore.

    Oddly enough, a blocked number has continued to call my phone every single weeknight since that day and never leaves a voicemail, so I'm guessing it's them. But I don't answer blocked calls or numbers I don't have stored. If they leave a voicemail, I'll call them back. If not...it clearly wasn't that important to them.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    I am lucky they don't have my number, but they have my parents number

    Though now that I just joined the NCC and gave them my cell number I would guess I will start getting calls



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am lucky they don't have my number, but they have my parents number

    Though now that I just joined the NCC and gave them my cell number I would guess I will start getting calls
    I had that going for me, but then my mom ratted me out.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    I had that going for me, but then my mom ratted me out.
    My parents don't answer their home phone unless it is a known number



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    After I shot this down she told me how she just bought toilet paper for the first time in her life last week and couldn't believe how expensive it was and that she was going to have to limit her usage.

    I think she was calling you an ***wipe




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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    But I don't answer blocked calls or numbers I don't have stored.
    Just wanted to see if a second date was in order.



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Just wanted to see if a second date was in order.
    Everyone knows 1 date with you is enough. Are you kidding yourself?



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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    I told the ISU foundation that if they ever called me again I would stop donating to the NCC. They have not called back yet.


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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    And now they use restricted numbers...
    Yeah that's where they got me...I only have a cellphone and we've gotten some restricted calls from people interested in our puggle puppies so I answered.

    It was good stuff when she asked how I paid for college and I told her with loans. She asked if I had any scholarships from ISU and I said no. She decided it would be a good lead in to how scholarships from ISU help people that couldn't afford to go otherwise and how I should give them $500 for one



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: ISU Fundraisers

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I have a cell phone and that's it. If I see a number that is not stored on it, I don't answer it, ever. Obviously if its a number I don't have stored, 90% of the time they leave voice mails if it's important.
    Precisely.



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