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Thursday, October 22, 2009

They're In The MAIL!!!

Yesterday I received a message that the stamped image swap was over and they were in the mail. She explained that out of the four groups of fifteen participants, only enough people followed through with their commitment and now there are THREE groups of fifteen so everyone who honored her word will receive the promised number of images.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Picture Me Very Disappointed!

By accident I happened onto a blog which was offering an image (stamped, please in black ink on white cardstock) exchange. It was to be about 15 people per group stamping five different images and sent to the hostess who would then divide them up and mail them out to the participants. We had to provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope for this purpose. The cut off date to join was September 11th. The drop dead date to have them in her hands was to be tomorrow, October 5th. Wow! A whole month to do them and get them mailed out to the hostess. This sounded like a wonderful way to have some 70 different images to use on Christmas cards this year. As I usually make about 130 every year, this could save me hours as I assembled them to give out this year.
I checked this morning to find that the hostess has not yet received images from most of the people who are in my group (15 people including me). Also, several people sent messages as late as this morning saying they haven't even begun to stamp those 70 images or they just got them in the mail yesterday afternoon.
Don't you just love it when someone makes a commitment to do something by a certain date, then fails to follow through even when other people are depending on them??? I do know that I'll get my images probably by the time I return from this trip (we are leaving Thursday) to Northern Virginia around November 3rd, but I had unrealistic expectations of having them to share with my sister. Yes, I can mail her some but I had wanted her to choose some for herself, not for it to be my choice. When I worked in a bank the day closed at 2 p.m., not 2:01, 2:08, 2:15, but always 2 p.m. If your deposit wasn't there to cover that check you wrote, it went back NSF. I know, just don't ever participate again or lighten up!!
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