Another ebay quote and yet another one of my useless rants:
"IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BE SURE TO ASK AND MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS.
ABSOLUTELY NO OVER SEAS SHIPPING DONT ASK BECAUSE I WONT RESPOND."
Ok, take it easy you'll live longer they say.
Let's imagine the status quo would be the other way around. Let's imagine everything cool rare old vintage and desireable piece of these materialstic goodies from the time gone by were all in the old continent, in europe and people from all over the globe were the potential buyers. Would i not ship overseas? umm... let me think.. umm.. "no?"
Been discussed before many times, end of story, no reply necessary for this subject but these kind of "instructions" keep amazing/amusing/aggravating me over and over again for some reason. Its sounds like the seller has decided to throw away all potential incoming cash yet, isn't it just what a seller is usually after?
Maybe i should put all my bikes up for auction and state someting like..
"ABSOLUTELY NO SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE. NO LOCAL PICK UP EITHER (IM NOT HOME) IF YOU ARE THE HIGH BIDDER FORGET IT CAUSE I DONT WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIGH BIDDERS. DONT ASK WHY CAUSE I WILL NOT RESPOND. IMMEDIATE PAYMENT REQUIRED. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING!"
This is also one of my favorites:"No International Transactions, No Combined Orders, No Discounts"
..Should've said in the end "No nothing". ha!
Sorry, got slightly excited with this but i think you all got my point. These auctions are sometimes just as ridiculous as me complaining about them for not being the way i would like. Tough luck, better next time.
Who remembers the Biz Markie song "It's spring again" from the album "Diabolical Biz Markie"? That track is such an uplifting one. Well today we had the first subtle promise of the approaching spring time, not far away. Snow starting to melt, streets getting dry and the air slowly warms up. Awesome!!
It'll still take a while before the outdoor season really gets under way though, about a month and by mid april we should be all set. Every winter the city spreads hundreds of tons of coarse gravel on to the streets to prevent people slipping on icy sidewalks. And it's around mid to late may once they've cleaned it all up.
Every spring there's an ongoing discussion in news & media how the Helsinki's air is polluted from microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe from the gravel the pour in to the streets. And yet the city does it every winter, has done as long as i can remember and just keeps on pouring the gravel/sand which by the way, gets buriend under layers of ice and piles up over winter. In the spring the ugly truth reveals when they start cleaning up the streets & sidewalks hidden under it. It's a mess and the people with asthma can't go outside during the worst season.
It amazing how fast time goes when you look at it now, feels as if the darkest days of fall were here only a few weeks ago. But then again it's the same sensation every year.
I don't know about you guys who live in the areas/continents where there's decent weather all year around, but i'm sure if you'd spend about 5-6 months out of a year in the polar nights of "darkness" during the fall/winter time you'd probably go mental. The finnish/scandinavian summer is so short, therefore i guess we try to live up every single day of it like it was the last. The lack of daylight effects the mentality, there's no doubt about it, i've said this before but i say it again, we Finns have a tendency for depression and hopelessness because of this. Sounds bizarre, i know, but despite that i think everyone should experience the polar darkness once to see what it does to you.
Anyway, on a positive note, it's the time to grease chains, lube cables and pump up tires. It's also time to check bearings for smooth roll and trucks for proper tension and tighten up screws on those rails & tailbones. There's nothing like the first riding sessions/skateboard cruises on the first warmer days in spring.
THIS is what i'm talking about, last year, april 23rd first time warm enough for a t-shirt:
I am so ready for the outdoor season. More fresh air, more riding, less time on the frickin computer (and ebay).
Thanks for spending yet another splendid moment in time reading my thinkless thoughts -y'all-!
-Timo [ March 04, 2007, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: 2FRESH ]