I never wear a Poppy but always make a donation. What irks me more is that the seller was trying to press some paper poppies on me but they have a nasty plastic middle which will probably end up in the ocean, not good.
I'm actually turned off completely by the competitive nature of some of the seas of Poppies appearing anywhere and everywhere. The Tower one in London was great, thought provoking and a great visual impact. It's been done now so all the WI groups in the country should turn their needles to knitting shawls and blankets for old and homeless people not crocheting a whole church into a giant nosebleed. Massive waste of time and resources.