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.