In order to do something different each week of the year, I have a list of challenges to undertake...

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Week 16 - Give Credit Where it is Due

Even though I like to think that I am a fairly positive person, for some reason, it seems that it is easier to moan about poor service than it is to give praise when it all goes right.

I don't like to think that this is because life consists of a constant stream of disappointments, but rather that I expect people to be reasonably efficient at their jobs, and do what they are paid to do as a matter of course. 

Nonetheless, I welcome a pat on the back for doing a good job, so I'm going to try to be a bit more generous with appreciating that in others, starting with a thank you.

I bought a pair of wetshoes online the other day, through an Amazon retailer. Besides being pretty tight in the wallet department, I am also of an age that caution is the order of the day when buying on that new fangled interwebby thing - horror stories about your credit card being cloned; the goods not turning up; identity theft and all the rest of it.

However, I do buy online occasionally, so after I read the reviews of the product, and the feedback of the retailer, checked the price out, I placed the order, shortly after 3.30pm on a Friday afternoon.

Saturday morning at 8.15am the postman rings the door with the parcel. Blimey!

So after leaving feedback for the item on line, I wrote a nice thank you letter for exemplary service. Well done, Mikes Diving Ltd*

So that's week 16 Challenge: done!

*yes, the lack of apostrophe annoys me too.


  1. Good services does seem to be rare these days,and like you, I feel I need to thank them also.

    1. I agree, Sue - and I do think that the world would be a nicer place if we all did appreciate the effort that other's make. I'd like to make this one less of a Challenge, and more of a resolution, I think.

  2. Did I miss a 'take up diving' challenge?!

    1. Er - I don't think that that would have passed you by, sis! Think of them as rockpool-exploring-shoes, or walking-in-the-shingly-shallows shoes - both of which they were brilliant for.

      Not so much for the 10-minute-slog-over-dunes-back-to-the-car, however; they are seriously worn on the soles. :(