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Found - Leather Jacket

Discussion in 'Jobs and Help Wanted' started by tyger31, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. tyger31

    tyger31 Active Member

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    Found on Sat., 2/19 in the middle of Springwell Drive: Wilsons The Leather Express Black leather zipper jacket (inside is maroon) w/belt - size: XL. Hard to tell if it's a ladies or men's. My husband and I were coming home from being out and saw this black thing in the middle of the street (strange how it got there). If you hear of anyone who lost a leather jacket recently - let me know.
  2. dzmimi

    dzmimi New Member

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    YES!!! I can't believe someone found it! I live on Moss Landing and must have left it on the roof of my car after strapping the baby in... do you still have the coat? I actually borrowed it from a friend and would love to return it...
  3. tyger31

    tyger31 Active Member

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    That's great! I'm so glad to have found the owner of the coat! Yes - I still have it. It's been hanging in our closet. Let me know when you want to come by to pick it up and we can make the arrangements.
  4. dzmimi

    dzmimi New Member

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    How about this weekend? I could swing by Saturday AM whenever is convenient for you...
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    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I note that each of you can receive e-mails through these forums. Might I suggest you coordinate this via e-mail? I'm not sure we all need to know where the jacket is currently hanging and when each of you is available to meet.

    Go ahead and call me a curmudgeon if you want -- I've been called worse...
  6. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    I've been mulling over your message and I do have to comment. Quite frankly, if you don't want to know whose saying what, then ignore the post! Or if you had wanted to advise these folks about the direct email capability it could have been done much more diplomatically. I am saying this because I have been teaching my 83 year old step-mother how to use email, forums and the internet. It's becoming a new outlet for her as she is less mobile. As she has been visiting, she saw this posting and told me if someone sends such a message in response to her she would simply stop posting. It really did upset her and even though this post was in no way directed to her, it affected her outlook of participating online and fears of not knowing the etiquette.

    The folks who posted about the jacket have every right to continue their dialogue in whichever venue they choose -- the forums have been set up that way.

    Sometimes we all need to sit back and remember when we were new to technology and instead of risking sending someone away feeling that they have committed the worst online faux pas, we should encourage them in a positive manner and kindly suggest the various options they may not be aware of.

    Now you can just call me the Old Mother Hen! :)
  7. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Sorry Carol, as someone who is not a life-long diplomat, or a spouse of one, I don't know how I could have said this more diplomatically. I pointed out that each of the users (one of whom is a "senior member") can receive e-mails through the forums, and suggested ("Might I suggest") that e-mail might better be a forum to coordinate this. I meant no harm -- unlike your post, the point of my post was not to lecture, but to educate.

    And I'm sorry, but if someone stopped using these forums because of a post as benign as mine was, maybe they shouldn't be posting on them. I try to be very helpful on these forums (see, e.g., my posts related to helping you determine where your air filters are, how to adjust your bath temperature, etc.). I submit, however, that there are a lot of people on these forums who are far less "diplomatic" than me, and a thin-skinned poster scared off by my post would certainly cower at their posts, too.

    Now, I've got to get going. I'm pretty sure I just saw a child walking down the street with a lollipop that was ripe for the taking! :D
  8. latka

    latka Active Member

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    I couldn't agree more. If you didn't want to read about the leather jacket, why click on the post?
  9. brim

    brim Active Member

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    Because it's common sense...conduct personal buisness on personal channels. This is a public forum, read by many, and most people click on the topic regardless of interest just to see what's going on. If one happens to see something they deem unnecessary, they're free to comment on it. In this case, I agree with PF...swap email addresses and keep it private.
  10. dzmimi

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    Curmudgeon.

    :)
  11. dzmimi

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    Sorry... didn't mean to hit "submit" so quickly - I'm new to this forum, and was not aware of my options for sending emails. Thanks for the tip.
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    It's not all your fault, the original finder should have provided you with an email/phone.
  13. Sunny

    Sunny Chief Advisor

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    With the mentality that personal messages should be emailed directly, then why post replies at all? Just email the person who starts the thread!
    If everyone sent personal emails on forums than we wouldn't be able to have fun side discussions like this one:)
  14. brim

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    No, topics that are open for group discussion require group involvement. This is a transaction between two individuals that would have been best handled via private communication. I don't see how anyone would have a problem with that logic. If you do, maybe we can go back to the old Party Line phone system of the 30's and 40's where everyones personal buisness was free to anyone that picked the phone up.
  15. Carol Al-Ajroush

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    Pats Fan,

    I appreciate and understand what you were meaning to do with your post however if I may suggest for future postings, the message could have been conveyed more gently by something like..."in case you were not already aware, you do have a private email option where you can communicate directly..." and leave it at that. The ongoing line about everyone not needing to know anymore about the jacket was to my view an unnecessary comment. Hence this is where I took offense and perceived your comment more as lecturing than educating.

    Overall your posts are very helpful as well as sometimes provacative! :D And I do appreciate where you have directly responded to my various posts with questions, etc.

    Additionally, I think none of us should automatically "assume" if the person is a senior poster or diamond poster that they are technically competent. I certainly do not fall into that category and will be the first to admit it too even though I have posted a lot!

    Okay...soapbox mode off...you can go back to enjoying the lollipop now! :D

  17. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Point taken. In case you all haven't figured it out yet, I tend to rely heavily on sarcasm in my posts. It's a compulsion. Maybe I need therapy.

    dzmimi, glad to see my post didn't scare you away. Welcome to the forums!

    And brim, thanks for the backup. [massive understatement] It's not every day that we agree about something on these forums! [/massive understatement] :)
  18. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Thanks! :)


  19. tyger31

    tyger31 Active Member

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    You didn't scare me away either - All I was doing was a good deed - I found a leather jacket in the middle of the street - Took a long shot by posting in here about it and was hoping to find the owner, which I did. Can't say I'll do that again. People certainly can make mountains out of mole hills in these forums. And - for the record - I've worked with computers for a very long time and am very technical.....just wasn't thinking this particular day, (had lots going on) just wanted to try to find the owner of this jacket. Excuse me!
  20. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Not scared away?

    Like I said, I meant no harm by my suggestion.

    Some people have no problem taking constructive criticism/advice. And others...

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