CD's - Please don't pick on the person responsible...
- I don't know about anyone else, but I'm OK waiting as long as it
takes to get my CD's. This is a human being with a job & a family who
(foolishly - thank God :) agreed out of the goodness of her heart to
duplicate 5 CD's HUNDREDS of times, for no more than the cost of
materials and shipping. Please be patient. How many of us could do it
any quicker? What I'd hate to see is that she never does it again
because of the bad taste in her mouth from us grousing.
On a related note, future editions might be less of a pain for the
responsible party to create/distribute by contacting a local CD
duplicating service (or using 1 on-line). All you usually have to do
is provide the masters and tell them how much if any money you want
for each one as well as the deadlines if any. They'll usually give
you a sliding price-range based on volume. Some will even create the
web-order forms for you on their site and provide a link. Then you
make them 'available' for a preset period, and when it's time they
charge everyone's cards the specified amount less a 'discount' for
whatever level of volume has been achieved. They can also provide the
exact date they'll ship since they're doing mass production on a
known start/end date.
Please believe that I can wait as long as necessary, and this is only
a suggestion in the hopes of preventing burnout and a cessation of
Triskel the Minstrel
PS - Yes, I'm a professional nerd for a living...
- >I don't know about anyone else, but I'm OK waiting as long as it
>takes to get my CD's. This is a human beingI never said I wasnt OK with it. And neither did anyone else. I just asked if there was a timeline that I could give my daughter. And everyone else just asked the same. And the only way to know that information is to just ask. I am sorry you took a simple question the wrong way. But nobody picked on anyone.
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- I never said anyone DID pick on the young lady - only asked that no one
should in the future. Your message was both polite and appropriate, but it
seemed like there might be a bit of an escalation in progress when people
started jumping on the choir-wagon. Please believe that if I had an issue
with your message I'd have said so directly. I'm pretty big on
straightforward diplomacy - never really done subtle well... ;)
- --- In KWChoir@yahoogroups.com, "Bernard Deschanes" <trisklbr@...> wrote:
> I never said anyone DID pick on the young lady - only asked that no one
> should in the future. Your message was both polite and appropriate,
> seemed like there might be a bit of an escalation in progress whenpeople
> started jumping on the choir-wagon. Please believe that if I had anissue
> with your message I'd have said so directly. I'm pretty big onLet's see. The last time we heard about delivery of the CDs was Sept.
> straightforward diplomacy - never really done subtle well... ;)
21. Then, on October 14, 23 days later, someone asked for an update.
Four days after that I asked for an update and someone else almost
immediately echoed my requests. All requests were polite. I don't see
a band wagon. I most certainly don't see a need to be admonished for
making a simple request about the delivery of something I've paid in
full for. I think we're all aware how Real Life can impose on one's
time to meet committments in the SCA. All we wanted was an answer we
still haven't gotten, not a slap on the wrist.
- No slap on the wrist was intended, and the writer of the echo & I have
already made friends and discussed the benefits of frank, polite discussion.
In the event that you feel a need to discuss it further, do please let's
take it off-line. :)