I have been nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge earlier today. While I admire people who do the challenge as it is for a good cause, I will not douse myself with ice-cold water and here is why:
- I am in the middle east for crying out loud!
Water is more expensive than petrol in this place. I did the calculation! 1 liter of water is about 2 AED while 1 liter of petrol is 1.7 AED (ok, it’s not much but you get the point).I have to correct myself on this. Water is almost the same price as the petrol, not necessarily more expensive. — Apparently my calculation is wrong … or I’ve been buying expensive drinking water. 😀
- There are places in the world that are experiencing drought … California is experiencing this right now! Why should I waste water??
I know that my argument is not as strong and some might say that it’s just a bucket of water…the world will not end, but I am making a stand. I’m trying to make a point as well. (Edit to add: it is not just one bucket of water. If there’s 1 million people doing this bucket of water challenge, then that’s 1 million bucket of ice water wasted, yes?)
A bucket of ice water on your head will not help this cause unless you actually give. Those who do the challenge and then make a donation, well done. Those who take the challenge and just passes on the challenge to 3 other people without donating … well I don’t know what you’re trying to achieve. And to those who say I’m a douche for not participating … well, at least I made a donation.
If you really want to raise awareness to ALS, go to www.alsa.org and make a donation. Now I challenge my readers to do the same.
PS. Thank you for my cousin who tagged me to do the challenge.
PPS. I started a conversation on my personal FB profile about this and someone suggested since petrol is cheaper, I should just do the #GasBucketChallenge. HAHA! I won’t because I might explode since I am hot. LOL.
Another suggested that I just do the KFC Bucket Challenge instead. Hmmm.. That’s a thought.
Guys, please donate! 😛