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pulelehua
09-15-2013, 12:55 PM
I lost. No great surprise maybe.

A man in the active US Armed Services (navy, I think) ordered my Ukulele Etudes. I saw that he had an overseas military address (I have a nephew in Afghanistan, so recognised the system). I thought it would be nice to give him the Etudes for free. I hardly get rich from ukulele music sales, and it seemed like a nice way to say thanks for his service.

So, I sent him the Etudes and refunded his Paypal.

He then wrote saying, "Thanks very much, but please keep my money, and I'm even going to buy the Ukulele Duets. And keep the money for those."

So, I sent him the Duets before the money cleared. Which is a terrible gesture, but it was the best I could do.

I was completely outdone in niceness by a guy in the US Armed Forces serving overseas.

Always good to remember that there are people in those uniforms. And it's always good to remember that some of them play the ukulele.

Just wanted to share a nice little story shared between England and Djibouti.


Peace everyone.

John

jwieties
09-15-2013, 01:04 PM
Cool.
Wouldn't say you lost. Runner up maybe. There are no losers in the nice guy competition.

UkeKiddinMe
09-15-2013, 01:06 PM
Winners all around. Thanks for sharing.

PhilUSAFRet
09-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Thanks for sharing. The good deed of one does not diminish the good deed of another. People are "good guys" because they choose to be. Nice to be around one. (lots of them on UU) :shaka:

OldePhart
09-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Yep...hard to "lose" a good-guy competition. The intent of the heart, not the final result, is what makes a thing good or bad...

Ukejenny
09-15-2013, 04:29 PM
Cool.
There are no losers in the nice guy competition.

Agreed. A great story.

Kdogg
09-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Good on you and the Service Member,Remember ties count as a win...

sugengshi
09-16-2013, 12:07 AM
Very nice gestures. In fact, I am so motivated to join in the Uke-giving gesture happening in UU now. 8-)

cigarfan
09-16-2013, 01:38 AM
Nice story. I am encouraged.

Skinny Money McGee
09-16-2013, 03:44 AM
I lost. No great surprise maybe.
John

Kindness never loses. You definitely won! Makes you sleep good at night too !!

Nice Victory

GinnyT11
09-16-2013, 04:14 AM
"Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind,
and the third is to be kind." —Henry James

The Big Kahuna
09-16-2013, 04:50 AM
That's a great story, kudos to both of you :)

At the moment I'm trying to "Be the person your dog thinks you are"

So far, it mainly involves running around hitting random people with a rolled up newspaper. Small steps.

ChaosToo
09-16-2013, 05:22 AM
Really nice gesture - hats off to you :D

OldePhart
09-18-2013, 06:08 PM
that's a great story, kudos to both of you :)

at the moment i'm trying to "be the person your dog thinks you are"

so far, it mainly involves running around hitting random people with a rolled up newspaper. Small steps.

bwaaaaa-haaaa!

RyanMFT
09-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Thanks for posting this....it's nice to hear stories about quality men in the world.

pulelehua
09-19-2013, 08:27 AM
There are SO many great quotes in these replies. So many great thoughts. Thanks so much everyone.

Cockles duly warmed.

:)

sugengshi
09-19-2013, 09:12 PM
I learnt someting from this thread. Not only is ukulele making people happy, ukulele players are nice people as well. 8-)

mm stan
09-19-2013, 09:43 PM
Great story and a nice gesture...thank you for sharing... really warms the heart giving, and receiving too :)