Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:14
Why don't people come when they say they will?????
Somebody on freecycle wanted "any plants, trees, etc to fill a large empty garden"
I've had a load of pots with things that I don't want in so told him what was there, we arranged today for collection, after 11 am.
We took about 20 pots round the front, parked the car along the road & put up our "If no reply please try the garden" (with appropriate arrow) sign & carried on trellising. We kept an eye on the front & took the phone outside, he has phone & e-mail details.
Don't think he's likely to come now; I'll e-mail him. I'll be "nice with a touch of sarcasm"!!
He asked for things, if somebody else has provided then fair enough, but just tell me!!
We offered a bed once & a roll of carpet, neither turned up. One didn't reply to "do you still want it?" e-mails & the other said she'd had to go to hospital urgently & would let us know when she wanted the carpet. After a month & no responses to my e-mails someone else had it.
On the other hand we were pleasantly surprised to receive a lovely thank-you card from a young lady who'se car we filled up with removal boxes. Another young lady who is renovating a walled garden had about a dozen plants from me, collected them on her way to a youth club where she teaches cookery. Later in the evening we found a little cheesecake on the front step!