Reasonable, discerning people can still have differences of opinion. However, I agree with you here. Maxxxie, I’ve known folks who worked with charities, and groups that collect and resell things like this are generally operating on a shoestring budget, and what seem like reasonable ways to accomodate their donors are simply not possible. Of course the place is disorganized - essentially, whoever is in that day will be driving around. Of course they have to be choosy with the goods they accept - people’s perceptions of what’s still decent and useful differ, but those charities know what items are useful to them. When they resell an old sofa for twenty-five bucks, you know that they’re not making a lot of money once you figure in the costs of the trucks, the building, and so forth. Taking a sofa that would only fetch ten bucks would end up talking their money.
It’s undeniably frustrating. But I don’t have much sympathy for the OP’s sitting there, deciding what makes sense for the charity to do in this situation. Were they able to do all the things she’s asking, they would get more stuff. But they aren’t able to. They don’t have a big budget to work with. They don’t do these things because it’s impossible for them to do so.
Calm down, big guy.
It’s already been explained that it’s not a matter of “what’s reasonable” but rather what’s possible for the group to do. Their operations are not convenient for you. That means you can either get rid of your stuff some other way, or accomodate them. That’s the best they can offer. Even companies you’re paying for service don’t do a ton better than this - ever heard the ol’ “We’ll be there between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM” routine? Well, in this case, it’s nice that you’re giving to charity but mostly, you’re taking advantage of a free service. Which is no problem, since it helps others too. But since they don’t have throngs of paying customers, they’re even less able than the fuckers at the cable company to accomodate you.
I don’t get why you’re so upset about this. They can’t help you because they don’t have the power to do so. No doubt, if they could pick up stuff on weekends, and dispatch vans armed with cell phones and GPS systems, they would do so. But they can’t. It’s fine to be frustrated, but it really does puzzle me that you’re angry. And it puzzles me moreso that you’re trying to explain what they ought to be doing, when chances are good that they know how to operate and there are very good reasons for all of their choices.
In other words, take a chill pill.