Well, there I was, in the middle of posting a comment to NR, when there was someone at the door. OK, I went and found a young bloke, who claimed to be collecting money for the Special Olympics, some turn in Newcastle in a month or so. Aye, OK, fine, I gave him some money. Ah, but he couldn't give me a receipt. Now, I am a kinda casual person, and I'd lose a receipt at the drop of a hat, and I said to the bloke, don't worry about it. But he produced some booklet with vouchers for crap at Coles Servos. I told him that I didn't want it, but he insisted on leaving it with me. Anyhow, after the bloke had gone, I had a look at the booklet, and, while I thought at the time I was making a donation to some charity, in any legal sense, I had just "bought" a useless book of special offers from Coles. Now, since I wouldn't have paid any money at all for this here booklet, I figure that I have been conned. It seems a shame to me that charitable groups, which I assume the Special Olympics is, have to stoop to false and deceptive dealings to raise money. I do wonder how much of my "donation" will actually get to the intended recipients, given that the money I handed over was, in a legal sense, purchase of goods.