This may or may not be today's post. It certainly is a question for you to provide your opinion.
You send a RAOK to someone. You've dyed up some of the best yarn you can get locally in close to their favourite colours. (You then admit that you are not yet getting consistent results and are not a very good dyer.) You've dyed up some tops in paler colours and spun them with your own hands. (You even make sure that your cats have added some of their hair to it so their cats have some different cat smells to smell.) Your co-conspirator adds favourite yummy snacks that you know are not available there, plus some random stuff and sends off the parcel.
They get it. They tell you they got it. They don't even thank you for it. It doesn't appear in their blog. End of story.
a) they hate the contents
b) they really don't like the contents
c) they found it offensive
d) customs took away half the parcel.
Any other options?
c) a little angry cos you think you (and your co-conspirator here) put time and effort and money into the parcel and didn't even get a thanks!
d) all of the above.
Am I over-reacting or what?
I often look at the secret pal stuff. I would love to do it. It looks like fun. Then I look at the stuff that is blogged as being from a secret pal. I could not afford to do a secret pal - knowing my luck I would get someone who only accepts Rowan yarn as being worthy. Rowan costs double or even triple what local/NZ yarns cost here. $16-25 a ball is fairly normal in price for it (the cheapest way is to get it from a couple of online UK pushers). Gedifra is expensive too, but other European yarns are not too expensive, mostly. Some of the parcels I see on blogs would cost me $100-200 to buy and send overseas. Dunno about you but that is big bikkies to me, and is my (special purchase) yarn budget for 2-4 months gone in one hit. OK, so you can do it locally but then you don't get the really different stuff, the stuff you can't get here....
Next time around, I'll have pics of the scarves I am putting into the scarf festival. Two of the scarves you've already seen, but two others you haven't. I am most embarrassed because here is me, a Melbourne supporter whose heart beats true for the red and the blue, and I've made a scarf in (almost) Collingwood colours for the festival.... Collingwood are the magpies and our mortal enemy.