The worst case of "charity gone wrong" that I can think of is when private individuals or the government go above and beyond to take care of people and those people have such a feeling of entitlement that they don't even realize that a good deed was done for them. There is zero appreciation as they feel that they deserve such treatment. A good example of this occurred in 1998 (7 years before hurricane Katrina) during the first hurricane evacuation of the greater New Orleans area. The mayor of New Orleans decided to open the Superdome for those New Orleanians who did not have the means to evacuate as hurricane Georges approached. Unlike Katrina, which turned into a tragedy, Georges missed New Orleans on the eastern side and the city had very little damage. The mayor had stressed that those evacuating to the Superdome must bring water and food for several days as the city was not in a position to stock supplies prior to the storm. Of course, most ignored this plea! After Georges passed, officials charitably decided to feed the many evacuees hot dogs as they were becoming restless and hungry. Few had brought supplies. Later, local TV reporters interviewed evacuees as they headed home from the Superdome. Many evacuees' comments included statements similar to the following: "All they could feed us was hot dogs!". That is truly "charity gone wrong"!
Last edited by rebelbuc; 01-06-09 at 10:11 AM.
Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!
I like hot dogs.
Originally Posted by Jerry