This morning on my way to the office, Raise A Reader is campaigning on the streets of downtown, this happens every year, all across Canada. Because of the ongoing construction for the Canada Line, my bus stop in downtown is 8 - 9 blocks away from the office building. On every street corner, there is a volunteer trying to persuade you to donate to the fund and you get a "free" newspaper (and a sticker so that everyone else will know you have already donated). I managed to get by all the volunteers (now, don't get me wrong this IS A GREAT campaign but I have commitments to other charities such as BC Children's Hospital, The United Way Fund etc.) except on Burrad/Georgia (2 blocks from the building), I got front checked (trying to stay with the hockey terminology) by a fellow Vancouver Canuck, seriously a hockey player (have no clue which one he is even with his jersey, I didn't get a chance to catch his number on the back of his jersey). How could I say No to a huge hockey player? Couldn't, didn't, and felt guilty if I kept walking so I donated $10 to the fund and received a "free" newspaper (which the office subscribes to....) and a sticker so the rest of the "harassers" will leave me be.... damn, I should have gotten the hockey player to sign the newspaper but I was sorta in a rush to get to work..... for $10 and a newspaper that I am not going to read, shoulda gotten him to autograph it..... oh well... my good deed for the month!