Thursday May 24, 2001
Stop press - nice human being spotted
This isn't at all Perl related, but I'm going to put it here anyway.
I was the highest bidder in an ebay auction for a palmtop, but it was a reserve auction and the reserve was not met. I emailed the guy and after a while came to agreement over a price for it. (We had settled on £80). In the next email he offered it to me for £50 including postage because he understood the "financial difficulty" of being a student!
(Quote: "I am a teacher and recognised the English language usage as that of a student!", "I am fully aware of the problems you face financially and hope it helps").
I was pretty taken aback! What a nice guy! (Although I'm wondering what he meant in the part about my language usage... )
(He replied - it's due to the difference in language usage between generations.)