I received an Iced Tea maker from Free.Cycle yesterday. Since I don't drink anything that has carbonation in it, iced tea is a staple around our house. I have made 2 pitchers already and they were excellent. The maker itself was in almost new condition. I love Free.cycle. I used it to get rid of a whole bunch of stuff after we cleaned the house yesterday and I have gotten some really cool things myself from it. Here's something that bugs me though. Whenever I request an item from a someone, I always send a nice, polite response. I am not always chosen(sometimes several dozen people respond to one item), but I always make sure I thank the person for offering it and let them know why I would like the item, and when I will be available to pick it up. Today I listed something and this is the e-mail response I got:
I WANT THIS ITEM. COULD PICK UP IN AM.
First of all, there is no need to yell. Secondly, could you be more rude? I will most likely not choose this person. I have had three other offers already. Perhaps I am being petty. All I know is, politeness will go a long way with me. It's common courtesy. Sheesh.
Yesterday after I(we) cleaned the house I got into a crafting mood. I should have sat down and worked on my Christmas gifts but I was in the mood to do some beading instead. I started with name bracelets for the doctor's little girls. I didn't want to stop so I continued making a bracelet for Gracie. Then I went really crazy and made a bunch for blogger friends who I have met.
Recognize any of those names?
Then I was on a roll, so I started making them for bloggers I have been reading for a long time but haven't met! Beading is something that makes me feel better when I am upset or stressed. I must have been really upset yesterday :)
I am going to try and get those out in the mail next week.
Here are a few of the other names I am working on:
Amelia(she had a birthday yesterday, and she has a handsome little brother, Jack), Ursula, Lauren, Kylie, Kailee, Sarah, Naomi, Lesley and Tate.
I hope to finish the rest of the them today. Happy Sunday!
*****Hey, I decided I need something to do to keep my mind off of this long wait. If you know what your child's name is going to be(or you already have your child-adopted or not), make a comment on this post and I'll make one for you too! I ran out of beads last night so you may not get your bracelet until after Thanksgiving, but I love making them and it really only takes me 15-20 minutes to make each one. If you prefer not to comment, just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to tell me your child's name and include your address. Thanks!*****