I listened to the guys speech–Hi Brian, if that’s your real name, yes I was paying attention!– and then said
I would be thrilled to donate. I have had so many really nice encounters with the LAPD, they have been so helpful–
We understand ma’am if this isn’t a good time..
And I replied that I loved the interactions I had with officers during the demonstrations I had witnessed and which I had participated, and would happily give the $10 he was requesting.
and hung up on me. Uh, what? Was effusive happiness over having postive encounters with the police not in the script? Was I not being clear?
So using caller ID, I called back and was on hold for 13 minutes. At which point, I gave up.