How sad it is for me to report that my faith in human nature has taken a bashing. A guy came to me at The Midland Game Fair and bought a set of Quadpod Stalking Sticks. Later in the day he came back and said that he had phoned his friend and wanted to buy another set for him but, he was £20 short of the required sum. He really seemed a genuine and nice chap so I gave him the sticks and my business card and said that he could put a cheque in the post when he got home. Itís now 2 weeks since the game Fair and no cheque has arrived so I suppose thatís the end of that.
Now I can imagine what you must all be thinking, and yes, I could be a fool, or worse, but, as this world grows more unfriendly and selfish by the day I just thought I could help someone out. To have that trust betrayed really bugs me.
I canít imagine for one minute Iíll ever see the guy again, or indeed the 20 quid, so I will put it down to experience and soldier on.
Will I do the same for someone else in the future? ............... Yes, I probably will.