About two weeks ago, I wrote a long angry post about how I hated Ebay and I could no longer trust in the goodness of humankind. (But, I deleted it because I don’t want to be known as an angry person, since, I’m really not. And I was embarrassed about losing my cool over $29.) I had sold a book on Ebay and gotten an email two weeks later from the guy who bought it. He said that he hadn’t gotten the book. And I panicked. Because I didn’t keep the receipt from the post office and I didn’t get tracking or delivery confirmation. I know, pretty stupid. But I’ve already sold about 20 things and never had a problem. So, I refunded his cost for shipping and asked him to wait a little longer. About 10 days later, he emailed again and said it still hadn’t arrived. So, I refunded him all the money. When I told Shane I did this, he asked why I did this. And I said because it’s the right thing to do. If I didn’t, I’d be assuming he was lying and I don’t feel right about that on the off chance that he isn’t. Shane thought I was being extremely
naive trusting and nice. I was feeling like a sucker. And I was really frustrated about the whole thing and so angry at myself for not being more careful.
So, today, I get an email from the guy. He got the book! And he wanted to know how he should resubmit payment! Can you believe it? I’m so glad that I wasn’t a jerk and assumed that he was lying.