Yo I just wanted to share an experience of volunteering in Paris
Before I begin I want to insist on the fact that it's a particular experience and not all volunteering will leave you this impression. No really don't go "it's not always like that >:U" on me because I know. I know.
Anyway it all started because both my neighbor and roommate work at a company that go on the street to get donators for Unicef, International Handicap and other similar associations. They asked me if I was interested in doing something similar to their job : and by the look on their face, I knew they were thinking that the task was nearly impossible for a shy lil'shit like me. But I accepted anyway.
So Saturday morning, 7 am everyone wake the f**k up and got ready to work. I arrive at the place, we take coffee, I greet the fews I know, and feel like there's only workers and no volunters.Except me. It was the case for the team I was in for sure, I don't really know about the others.
So our mission was to make people on the street sign for a petition against landmines and subminutions grenade : with a topic like that, sound easy enough right? wrong :U
Since everyday the people in the street talk to you to get money from you, people are really avoiding you like the plague. I got rejection after rejection, and had to learn the best speech pattern to get their attention :
"We only need signatures, no money"
"it's for the childrens, just a signature"
"don't ignore me, bro D:"
It was so hard for me I only got something like 43 signatures, while the other had 10 sheets done (20 signatures per sheets) and the people of Paris are.such.weirdos. when they want
one looked at me and said for no reason "we already suffer enough as healthy people, so why bother with handicaped one?" I was speechless I got insulted a few amount of times too, not that I deserved it for once.
The whole team was cool though, and since I was a volunter nobody expected great things from me so that was a relief but I feel my roommate and neighbor will forever remember that I ran away from something that is easier than their jobs. I honestly will not say the opposite,
Their job is hard as fuck.
Anyway that's it for the story, because I have to go back to