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Why Giving Tuesday Needs To Come BEFORE Thanksgiving

November 28, 2017

A 280 character story-poem for Giving Tuesday.

I should preface it by saying that I’m not making fun of Giving Tuesday, nor am I implying that people shouldn’t give to a good cause that day. Not at all. It’s a great idea.

I’m simply noting the irony (and having a little fun with the fact) that Giving Tuesday comes right after both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the heaviest consumer spending days of the year. It seems an odd time (psychologically) to ask people to give generously.

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In my wallet: a big black hole.

I wrote a check, it bounced and rolled.

Thought I: I’ll just donate online.

But my Pal won’t Pay, and my card’s declined.

I’m not #GivingTuesday, it falls, sad to say,

Right after #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday.

via @mrstrongarm #280characters

Giving Tuesday poor kid begging on street guy hurries past can't give because he spent all his money on Black Friday Cyber Monday Scrooge types with money stuffed in tophats

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Did you donate to a cause today? Please leave a comment.

You might also enjoy this Harry Potter flashback post.

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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, branding, social media, and content marketing. I create images that get content seen and shared.

You can view my portfolio, and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Questions? Send me an email.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mia Moravis permalink
    November 28, 2017 6:54 PM

    Love, love, love the poem! Makes perfect sense! Haha!

    : )


    • November 28, 2017 8:11 PM

      And I love this comment almost as much as my new Session Girls official cast LP!! 🎤👸🏻👸🏻💂👸🏻👸🏻💀👸🏻👸🏻👽👸🏻🎶📀🏆


  2. November 29, 2017 7:43 AM

    There should be a “Mark Wednesday”, a day celebrating the genius ⭐️ 🌟 ✨ of Mark Armstrong! I have already made my demand officially at Mt. Olympus and Zeus⚡️ himself. 💫✨⚡️⚡️🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


    • December 2, 2017 12:26 PM

      ka-WHAM!!! That was the sound of me falling back to earth. This outrageous, wonderful comment sent me rocketing into the stratosphere: 🚀☀️🌒🌓🌔🌕⭐️⛅️⚡️💥🚑👽👽👽😊

      I think it was Zeus who tossed that lightning bolt. That’s OK, I know he did it for my own good so I could get back home. He even put out a little pillow for me to land on. Too bad I missed it… 🚑👽👽👽😊

      Thank you, my dear Marina!!! 🌷🌸🌹🌺🌻🌼🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨😋🚑👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽😊


  3. January 14, 2018 5:43 AM

    What a great poem – especially the line “my Pal won’t Pay.” That gave me a good giggle 🤣😁😊


    • January 31, 2018 9:39 AM

      Ha! Yeah, I wax poetic now and then. Most people wish I would wane poetic… 😢

      Speaking of great poems, I was just over at your site, and I read an epic poem!!– truly excellent! When it comes to expressing yourself, you are clearly well versed!! 😊

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