As I begin writing this post, it’s International Kindness Day. That’s got me thinking about the rating I received 3 days back on a swap-bot “upcycled cardboard” postcard swap I shared in this space not long ago. The card in question went off to Brown Mills, New Jersey, and here is the rating received:
The blank space next to the “5,” it would have been nice to see a heart there. As I’ve discussed before, I try to really throw myself into my trades–I always shoot for the 5 and the heart. But that is not why I am posting today.
The big empty space above the word “Respond” is the space where the recipient had a chance to say something to me: a thanks, etcetera. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
Let me show you what I sent her:
Just in case you think you might not have enough information, here is the swap outline:
Do you know what, though? It doesn’t matter. I mean, it doesn’t matter that I tried to create a fun card–front & back–and go above & beyond the requirements of the swap. Even if I had not…
…the recipient should have at the very least written “thank you.”
Anything less is rude.