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Old 16-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Helen J. Foss
 
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For several years now I have posted 'FREE SEEDS - POSTAGE PAID' on
rec/gardens and received multi requests for tomato seeds.
I filled the requests for what folks asked for. Took the time to
label the individual little 'baggies', insert the seeds, secured them
between cardboard sheets and mailed them off at my own expense. I didn't,
and don't have a problem with this.
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.
A few offered me some different seeds, which I though was a nice
gesture on their part, and I accepted the offer. To this day I have not
received any seeds, but that doesn't really bother me as much as the fact
that a few of the ones I sent seeds to, didn't have the common courtesy to
sit at the keyboard for one minute, and tell me they received the
seeds....how long does it take to say 'I got them'?
I have sent seeds to many States, Alaska (I know it's a State),
Australia, United Kingdom and Wales and received reports that the seeds
have done well in their area.
Now suddenly I'm receiving further requests for seeds, and have
already maialed out over 150 packets, for which I have received replies of
their arrival.
To the folks that sent me messages telling me of their arrival, I
say a BIG THANK you, and hope I'll be able to send you some new and
different seeds next fall.
To the folks that were too busy to spend a minute on the
keyboard, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING, and there will be no further shipments
from this source.
To those who want to flame me, just want to say that I had to vent
my disappointment in certain people that have no time to show a little
common courtesy to a fellow gardener.
Hope you all have a great growing season and abundant crops.

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Old 16-03-2004, 04:46 PM
 
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Helen,

For the past two years I have offered free, postage paid seeds when I had
extras. EVERY person I sent seeds to replied. Some replied multiple times
and two sent me Christmas cards this year. Go figure.

--beeky



Helen J. Foss wrote:

For several years now I have posted 'FREE SEEDS - POSTAGE PAID' on
rec/gardens and received multi requests for tomato seeds.
I filled the requests for what folks asked for. Took the time to
label the individual little 'baggies', insert the seeds, secured them
between cardboard sheets and mailed them off at my own expense. I didn't,
and don't have a problem with this.
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.
A few offered me some different seeds, which I though was a nice
gesture on their part, and I accepted the offer. To this day I have not
received any seeds, but that doesn't really bother me as much as the fact
that a few of the ones I sent seeds to, didn't have the common courtesy to
sit at the keyboard for one minute, and tell me they received the
seeds....how long does it take to say 'I got them'?
I have sent seeds to many States, Alaska (I know it's a State),
Australia, United Kingdom and Wales and received reports that the seeds
have done well in their area.
Now suddenly I'm receiving further requests for seeds, and have
already maialed out over 150 packets, for which I have received replies of
their arrival.
To the folks that sent me messages telling me of their arrival, I
say a BIG THANK you, and hope I'll be able to send you some new and
different seeds next fall.
To the folks that were too busy to spend a minute on the
keyboard, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING, and there will be no further shipments
from this source.
To those who want to flame me, just want to say that I had to vent
my disappointment in certain people that have no time to show a little
common courtesy to a fellow gardener.
Hope you all have a great growing season and abundant crops.

--

x


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Old 16-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Dewolla Stepon
 
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"chaz" wrote in message
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It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks

like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Chaz, you appear to be one of those boorish individuals who doesn't
understand that a simple "thank you" is not an expected payment but only
common courtesy.

- Dewolla


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Old 16-03-2004, 05:32 PM
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"Helen J. Foss" wrote in message
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For several years now I have posted 'FREE SEEDS - POSTAGE PAID' on
rec/gardens and received multi requests for tomato seeds.
I filled the requests for what folks asked for. Took the time to
label the individual little 'baggies', insert the seeds, secured them
between cardboard sheets and mailed them off at my own expense. I didn't,
and don't have a problem with this.
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.
A few offered me some different seeds, which I though was a nice
gesture on their part, and I accepted the offer. To this day I have not
received any seeds, but that doesn't really bother me as much as the fact
that a few of the ones I sent seeds to, didn't have the common courtesy to
sit at the keyboard for one minute, and tell me they received the
seeds....how long does it take to say 'I got them'?
I have sent seeds to many States, Alaska (I know it's a State),
Australia, United Kingdom and Wales and received reports that the seeds
have done well in their area.
Now suddenly I'm receiving further requests for seeds, and have
already maialed out over 150 packets, for which I have received replies of
their arrival.
To the folks that sent me messages telling me of their arrival, I
say a BIG THANK you, and hope I'll be able to send you some new and
different seeds next fall.
To the folks that were too busy to spend a minute on the
keyboard, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING, and there will be no further shipments
from this source.
To those who want to flame me, just want to say that I had to vent
my disappointment in certain people that have no time to show a little
common courtesy to a fellow gardener.
Hope you all have a great growing season and abundant crops.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.

chaz-


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Old 16-03-2004, 05:48 PM
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"Helen J. Foss" wrote in message
...
For several years now I have posted 'FREE SEEDS - POSTAGE PAID' on
rec/gardens and received multi requests for tomato seeds.
I filled the requests for what folks asked for. Took the time to
label the individual little 'baggies', insert the seeds, secured them
between cardboard sheets and mailed them off at my own expense. I didn't,
and don't have a problem with this.
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.
A few offered me some different seeds, which I though was a nice
gesture on their part, and I accepted the offer. To this day I have not
received any seeds, but that doesn't really bother me as much as the fact
that a few of the ones I sent seeds to, didn't have the common courtesy to
sit at the keyboard for one minute, and tell me they received the
seeds....how long does it take to say 'I got them'?
I have sent seeds to many States, Alaska (I know it's a State),
Australia, United Kingdom and Wales and received reports that the seeds
have done well in their area.
Now suddenly I'm receiving further requests for seeds, and have
already maialed out over 150 packets, for which I have received replies of
their arrival.
To the folks that sent me messages telling me of their arrival, I
say a BIG THANK you, and hope I'll be able to send you some new and
different seeds next fall.
To the folks that were too busy to spend a minute on the
keyboard, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING, and there will be no further shipments
from this source.
To those who want to flame me, just want to say that I had to vent
my disappointment in certain people that have no time to show a little
common courtesy to a fellow gardener.
Hope you all have a great growing season and abundant crops.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.

chaz-




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Old 16-03-2004, 07:35 PM
 
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Helen,

For the past two years I have offered free, postage paid seeds when I had
extras. EVERY person I sent seeds to replied. Some replied multiple times
and two sent me Christmas cards this year. Go figure.

--beeky



Helen J. Foss wrote:

For several years now I have posted 'FREE SEEDS - POSTAGE PAID' on
rec/gardens and received multi requests for tomato seeds.
I filled the requests for what folks asked for. Took the time to
label the individual little 'baggies', insert the seeds, secured them
between cardboard sheets and mailed them off at my own expense. I didn't,
and don't have a problem with this.
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.
A few offered me some different seeds, which I though was a nice
gesture on their part, and I accepted the offer. To this day I have not
received any seeds, but that doesn't really bother me as much as the fact
that a few of the ones I sent seeds to, didn't have the common courtesy to
sit at the keyboard for one minute, and tell me they received the
seeds....how long does it take to say 'I got them'?
I have sent seeds to many States, Alaska (I know it's a State),
Australia, United Kingdom and Wales and received reports that the seeds
have done well in their area.
Now suddenly I'm receiving further requests for seeds, and have
already maialed out over 150 packets, for which I have received replies of
their arrival.
To the folks that sent me messages telling me of their arrival, I
say a BIG THANK you, and hope I'll be able to send you some new and
different seeds next fall.
To the folks that were too busy to spend a minute on the
keyboard, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING, and there will be no further shipments
from this source.
To those who want to flame me, just want to say that I had to vent
my disappointment in certain people that have no time to show a little
common courtesy to a fellow gardener.
Hope you all have a great growing season and abundant crops.

--

x


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Old 16-03-2004, 07:37 PM
Dewolla Stepon
 
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"chaz" wrote in message
...

It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks

like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Chaz, you appear to be one of those boorish individuals who doesn't
understand that a simple "thank you" is not an expected payment but only
common courtesy.

- Dewolla


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Old 16-03-2004, 09:04 PM
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"chaz" wrote:

"Helen J. Foss" wrote:
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing

it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment.......and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Common courtesy is not payment, it is just common courtesy.
The lack of common courtesy breeds resentment.

--
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Old 16-03-2004, 09:12 PM
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"chaz" wrote:

"Helen J. Foss" wrote:
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing

it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too much
to ask for.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment.......and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Common courtesy is not payment, it is just common courtesy.
The lack of common courtesy breeds resentment.

--
Pardon my spam deterrent; send email to
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman
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Old 16-03-2004, 11:39 PM
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"Dewolla Stepon" wrote in message
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"chaz" wrote in message
...

It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks

like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Chaz, you appear to be one of those boorish individuals who doesn't
understand that a simple "thank you" is not an expected payment but only
common courtesy.

- Dewolla



Boorish? I dont think I am..........my point was if the THANK YOU is
"expected" then there is a price for the "gift"

I agree 1000% that a thank you is in order, I just would go getting upset if
I didnt get one.

chaz


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Old 16-03-2004, 11:42 PM
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"Stephen M. Henning" wrote in message
news
"chaz" wrote:

"Helen J. Foss" wrote:
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my

labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too

much
to ask for.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment.......and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Common courtesy is not payment, it is just common courtesy.
The lack of common courtesy breeds resentment.


Perhaps, but it germinates because of the expectation.


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Old 16-03-2004, 11:44 PM
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"Dewolla Stepon" wrote in message
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"chaz" wrote in message
...

It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment............and it looks

like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Chaz, you appear to be one of those boorish individuals who doesn't
understand that a simple "thank you" is not an expected payment but only
common courtesy.

- Dewolla



Boorish? I dont think I am..........my point was if the THANK YOU is
"expected" then there is a price for the "gift"

I agree 1000% that a thank you is in order, I just would go getting upset if
I didnt get one.

chaz


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Old 16-03-2004, 11:48 PM
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"Stephen M. Henning" wrote in message
news
"chaz" wrote:

"Helen J. Foss" wrote:
I put together over 300 packets last fall alone and enjoyed doing
it. The ONLY thing I asked in return was that the recipients of my

labors,
notify me when they received the seeds....I don't think that was too

much
to ask for.


It isnt FREE if you demand some sort of payment.......and it looks like
you do. Expectation breeds resentment.


Common courtesy is not payment, it is just common courtesy.
The lack of common courtesy breeds resentment.


Perhaps, but it germinates because of the expectation.




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