I logged into Postcrossing, & I clicked twice more on “send a postcard!”
The “Building a House” card goes to someone in Zagajnik, Poland (about 5,779 miles away from me) who says that she enjoys reading (as well as writing, traveling, & spending time with her friends). Now, just about a handful of cards remain in my big box o’ book-cover postcards which were just about all I was working with when I began Postcrossing about a year and a half ago.
Let me say something at this point: since this recipient didn’t state any preferences as to what card she might like to receive, I took a little tour through my stash, and reached hopefully for THE DISAPPOINTASSORTMENT. I went through every single remaining card–and there are a ton left–twice, and didn’t come close to finding something nice to send, but I did, even firmer than before, decide I hate the disappointassortment. Sooo many cards I would just feel bad about sending someone. That was just a really bad purchase, and that’s that.
Back to more pleasant topics: the other postcard going out today on a trip of 6,023 miles, to fair Verona, Italy. The Postcrosser is a school secretary who says collecting & swapping postcards is her main hobby. She’s been on the site for more than 3 years, and in that time has sent out more than 350 postcards. Her interests for topics included interesting places from our country, castles, and fairies, so I thought a scene from Children’s Fairyland, the original fairy tale theme park, would be just the thing!
I just came up with more rant about the disappointassortment, but I’ll save it. I would love to hear about your bad purchases, though, so please share.