my Dad's nickname for me as a child
. . . or at the very least polite. Ideally have the money ready in the envelope and sign the gift aid declaration if you pay tax. Preferably don't just grab a handful of loose change at the last minute.I'm not collecting this year and didn't last year, either, but I know what some people are like. We haven't had our envelope yet.
We haven't had an enevelope through our door for many years now but I've made a start on my usual street. Last year I had a record number of refusals. Thankfully there are still enough people who are genuinely glad to see me to make it worth while.