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Old 02-11-2019, 10:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hard sometimes, but we have to remember a gift given isn't ours the second it leaves our hand.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Saw a post from a fellow penturner. Health issues were going to have him sell out and stop his hobby. Lots of people advised him to hand in - I told her I'd send him blanks and kits to keep him going for awhile.
Sent out the kits and blanks and they are now for sale online by same individual.
Really makes you wonder, and unfortunately, I'll probably think twice before helping again. Damn, I didn't want to feel this way :-(
Everyone is trying to make you feel better however it's still wrong. You gave a finger and they took the hand. It's easy for others to say you did right and feel good about it. Would have been better taste if they asked is it ok to sell or can we return or pay it forward. I'd respect that.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I expect the best and prepare for the worst!

I work in a heavy generational poverty area that crosses ethnic lines. We had a clothes give-away center for years, allowing people to come in quarterly and get 5 outfits of clothing per person in their family. We gave away a weeks worth of basic groceries to burn-outs (house fire victims), tornado victims and to all at Christmas time. (There was a certification process, but not complicated).

One year, we gave the food and clothes away to one family new to us. Then the next week we got a call from one of our supporting churches wondering why we refused to give food or clothes to the family in such need. I asked the lady at the church to hold on while I went into an assistants office. From there I picked up the phone and read off the names of the family and children (and their ages) and how many clothes they each got the week before and described the 7 large paper bags of groceries. The lady apologized profusely and said that they had been "taken"!

That happens, but it did not stop us from giving.
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Sue, I hope this isnt referring to me, as I have not listed any of them for sale, aside from completed pens, (which I attempt to sell to replenish the hobby). Iff by attempting to sell the completed ones offended you, I do offer my apology.

That package was a amazing gesture and it put my mind back in the right place, in more ways then just turning again.

I have although just sent a PM to a turner here looking for those kits, since they are not in-stock and told him to only cover shipping if he wants them, in keeping with the pay it forward goal always!
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Not you Dennis - another turner.
I was and am still glad I was able to assist you!

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I will venture to say that it has happened to most of us.
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