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Tree petals after
wind and rain
Then we had stuffed peppers and salad for dinner.
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I wasted time in the morning on a Freecycle problem. Yesterday evening I had seen a notice for some assorted fabric scraps, beads and embroidery thread and had written the guy to say I was interested. In his reply he gave his address and said it was now in two large trader joe's bags and he was including sewing patterns. I checked google and saw it was 40 minutes for me to walk to his place. So I said I could put what I could in my back pack but couldn't carry something that was heavy or bulky for that far. He wrote that the deal was to take it all and I would need to get a ride to pick it up and take all or to tell him it was off and he would re-post it. (This was all within a few minutes so I don't know what he meant about reposting it but maybe there is something I don't know about.) So I wrote he should re-post it and thank you for using free cycle. Then I reread the notes and wrote again as I wanted him to know that even though I mainly was interested in the fabric I would have taken it all as agreed and freecycled myself the left overs but that I didn't realize there would be so much stuff and so far away.
So this morning I get an email from him telling me to stop spamming him and how clear he had been on the amount of stuff that I clearly wasn't a decent person! So that was a kick in the gut. I reread his original post and did see that I had missed in the title that it was 4-5 bags of stuff - but the size of the stuff was not clear and since he was talking about beads and embroidery thread I guess I was thinking little bags. Anyway, after thinking about it I decide to just erase all the emails and to hope he had a successful pick up with someone else, and I would be a more careful reader of details on the postings. I've burned his name in my memory though so I don't respond to any of his postings again! According to Seth Godin I should have perhaps tried again to fix the miscommunication, but calling me 'not decent' put an end to thinking about about how to do that.
Boy, I really appreciate the time my friend Ci in spending with mom during this time.