Hunting for a crusty Bust Half brings home a prize
Sometimes when we hunt for things, we get intertwined with different people and situations … sometimes common to other hunts or activities, sometimes not … and sometimes new adventures, people and possibilities ensue. I think it's the best part of hunting.
Like a customer of mine often jokes about ... I like to go fishing ... sometimes that doesn't mean catching anything, but fishing is still good.
Anyway, in this game of hunting we do, a casual conversation can turn into an “Oh, yeah, I should look into that” moment, and pretty soon we’re embarking on a more focused journey or introducing ourselves to someone we have never met who might help us along the way.
In this case, a friend was explaining his relationship with someone I knew of, but had never met or spoken to. My “Oh yeah …” moment was a thought I followed through on, “Yes, I really should look at his website and see what’s there.” Then of course, there was that one example that made me go “hmmm” … at least six times over the next few days. It fit with the search, it kept me going back and looking, seeing what I missed, if anything … seeing if it really was what I wanted.
Back to my friend with questions. About the gentleman I didn’t know, about the prize I had not seen in hand, but one I knew my friend had. I thought about it more, wrote an introduction email, and had a wonderful exchange. A reasonable deal was worked out, and even sent on approval, although I wouldn’t have expected or asked for that.
And so, with an Invoice dated on my 56th Birthday, partially handwritten even, and a check ready to be sent in tomorrow’s mail, after a call tonight to introduce myself further and thank the seller for my package, I am the proud new caretaker of this original skinned beauty.
Guess the grade if you’d like … comments always appreciated. Bonus points if you can read between the lines and know where it came from.
“We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
Todd - BHNC #242