If you want me to donate to Katrina relief . . .
Do not, I repeat, do not use a “fill the boot” campaign or other such method that accosts drivers in traffic. I dislike that almost as much as phone solicitations. I strongly object to Corpus Christi firemen or anyone else being a hazard and slowing down traffic by soliciting at already congested intersections. Some of the firemen actually get right in the middle of road.
In case anyone thinks I’m Scrooge, I’ve donated generously to Katrina relief and intend to give more. But willfully adding to traffic slowdowns and hazards is not the way to get my money for any cause.