Thursday, 2 August 2012
A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post of a new blogger when the blogger commented that she had lost her USB lead for the camera and had been waiting for another to come in the post for several weeks. I sympathised but said that I'd been waiting for a lead for two months only to be told that the lead was no longer being produced for the piece of equipment that had been supplied.
I could not find one anywhere in the UK but I discovered that it was readily available on Amazon.com in the US but not suppliable to a UK or NZ address. I did find one US supplier who would send one but he wanted an exorbitant price plus $40 to post it. So I had cut my losses and abandoned the project.
I received an immediate email asking what it was I needed and offering to obtain it from Amazon, have it shipped to friends in the US (the blogger does not live in the US) who would ship it to me. I have learned that when people make offers like that they are unlikely to have made the offer if they didn't mean it. So I gratefully accepted and before I could blink the wheels had been set in motion.
The cable arrived yesterday. It's brilliant.
What makes this even more exceptional is that when I tried to reimburse everyone involved for the cost of the item and the postage etc I was met with a very curt response. A person who a few weeks previously had been a complete stranger had done me a really good favour on the basis that I, in my turn, would one day do something for someone who would, in all probability, not be her.
There are some lovely people in the world.
So today I am thankful to a have a new Blogland friend who has re-affirmed my belief that those in the circle of Bloggers in which I find myself are a wonderful people. I am a very lucky person.