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October 27th, 2009


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06:18 pm - Things We Received in the Mail
Since there was quite a lot of response to my post about returning a woman's lost book, I thought I would post the lovely thank-you note I just received from her.
You have been extremely kind and generous to return my lost book. I can't thank you enough for being so very thoughtful.

When I discovered it missing, the plane's cabin door was closing and I had no chance to retrieve my wonderful book. I was looking forward to finishing it on the long flight home.

Now I am at leisure to read and enjoy its ending. Many thanks to you! You give hope and evidence that there are many kind people in our crazy world. I promise to "pay it forward" for another in need.
I'm glad to know I did the right thing.
Current Mood: thankfulthanked
Current Music: MGMT - The Handshake

(18 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

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From:schnappycat
Date:October 28th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
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Aw, that is very sweet. Maybe it's my hormones, but I'm totally teary. :)
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From:skogkatt
Date:October 28th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
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Yay!
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From:electricmonk
Date:October 28th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
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That's adorable. Way to be.
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From:chasethestars
Date:October 28th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
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awww. You should also add your "i am so awesome" tag to this post.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 28th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
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I was waiting for someone to demand that before I did it out of self-aggrandizement.
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From:zimshan
Date:October 28th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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Awww! That's awesome you did that for her! And even more so because it turned out it meant so much to her. Way to make a good decision there!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 28th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
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I know! I'm really glad it did mean a lot to her and she wasn't all, "Eh, I forgot my book, and I could have lived a long and healthy life without it, but thanks, I guess."
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From:rowanceleste
Date:October 28th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
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Ohhh! So nice to receive a thank you note and also know she's going to 'pay it forward'! (I fucking hated that movie though). Always great to hear!
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From:ahtrap
Date:October 28th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)

nice capstone to the story

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the gracious thank you is a bit of a lost art...especially with the ease of electronic communication these days, you don't have to make a letter worth the stamp it's going to cost you to send. You did A Good Thing, and that's a great response from her end,too...

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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 28th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)

Re: nice capstone to the story

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This is why I used my own return address even though I was sending the package from Arlington. Just in case she wanted to send a note.
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From:the_narration
Date:October 28th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
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*slow clap*

That was a good thing you did there.

(One question: how does toothpaste enter into this?)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 28th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
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From:the_narration
Date:October 28th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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I actually did click on the tag link, but I couldn't figure out what the connection was between the various posts. The first one was just sort of a non sequitur random thought post, so I'm like, "Is that his tag for random navel-gazing?" But that did not fit the other data points.

With the newly-added TWOP context, I now see that it's your tag for stuff that you're not quite sure why anybody would care to read. (Right?) Which still doesn't quite explain its presence here, since it's not nearly as boring as a discussion of toothpaste.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 28th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
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It is a tag for posts that do not take a lot of time to write and whose primary or secondary purpose is to get comments since I haven't posted in a while. Also, miniglik asked for it.
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From:kerrypolka
Date:October 28th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
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Awww, way to go! That's a great story and WAY TO DO A GOOD THING, YOUNG CITIZEN! :D
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From:sterope
Date:October 31st, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
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Aww, that's really heartwarming that she sent you a note. :)
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From:bspalek
Date:November 3rd, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
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That's so cute. See sometimes its pays to be the nice guy!

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