Yesterday, the Mrs. and I decided we’d clean out the closet. We put a bunch of clothes that neither of us wear anymore in a big, lawn care type trash bag. I was tasked with taking it to Goodwill to make a donation. I arrive at Goodwill at 12:50. I get the fairly heavy bag out of the truck and make my way to the door and notice they’re not open. I see movement inside and a lady comes to the door. I think she’s coming to get my donation. She says to me that they’re not open yet and that I’d have to come back at 1:00.
I say: Ma’am, I’m just dropping these clothes off. I don’t need a receipt or anything.
She says: You’ll have to bring them back at 1:00
I say: I can’t just give these to you now?
She says: We open at 1:00
I was unconvinced that I was hearing her properly and refused to believe she didn’t really understand the concept of Goodwill and I wanted clarification. So, I said: You’re telling me that you’re not going to take this donation because I happen to be here ten minutes before you open?
She says: Sir, you’ll have to bring them back at 1:00.
I take the bag and drop it by the front door. I then say: Well, I’m here trying to make a donation. I’m leaving the bag here. You can throw it away if you want.
I didn’t realize Goodwill was run by the state. I got in my truck and left. What is wrong with people?