so, it's first thing in the morning
(well fourth thing really if you count doing Bruce,
letting/cleaning out the chickens and eating breakfast)
and I've got the laptop in the kitchen
checking my eBay sales from the previous evening.
All well and good;
lots of things sold, lots of things paid promptly, lots of parcels to pack.
Then I open two emails.
The first is from a newbie purchaser who bought her item
and then decided she hadn't really meant to do it-
it was "just a bit of a lark and she wouldn't
be completing the sale" but was "sure I'd understand".
I do understand
I am annoyed
(very annoyed actually)
but thank her anyway for letting me know immediately.
The second email
is from a bidder who missed the auction she was watching
and is annoyed (very annoyed actually)
because she really really REALLY wanted that item
and is "prepared to offer well over the winning bid price"
if I sell it to her
£50 over the winning bid price.
No, it's not the same item as above
that would only happen in a fairy story
I email her back to say thanks for the offer but I
wouldn't like to disappoint the winning bidder
and actually, that's not the way I do business
(Although £50 would be very useful right now)
I think about the ££s I had
the ££s I could've had
and the ££s I don't now have
and it makes me smile
because that's business I guess
and its all a blimmin' nuisance
I use my yardstick for not getting het-up about stuff
. . .no-one died.
The postman knocks at the door with a smile
(our postman always has a smile- must be from wearing those shorts)
and hands me the envelope.
£25 from the Premium Bonds