Do you feel pressured into giving for charities at the checkout counter?

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It happens at stores everywhere: a cashier asks you to donate a dollar or two to charity at the cash register.

Some shoppers say “not today” and make a dash for the door. Others give either out of guilt or a benevolent heart.

“I think for a lot of people, it’s like: ‘Oh, my God. I’ve just been to so many stores and at every checkout line everybody is asking for something,” said Beatty Cohan, a psychotherapist.

She said she likes these situations because they force the rest of us to pull our selfish noses from our cell phones and actually interact with the world around us.

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