Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Freecycle In Restoring Faith Shocker

Firstly, I'm sorry things have been a little quiet recently. There are big changes afoot at FTC which will become apparent over the next weeks and months and these have rather taken over recently.

I just wanted to let you all know that we're still alive, back safely from our trip to Gib and that Freecycle is truly the antidote to modern living.

Our TV blew up two nights ago. well perhaps not blew up exactly, it was more of a "Phhhhhht" followed by a nasty burning smell than a full on crater in the floor.

But either way, we were looking at life without TV. A spine chilling and frankly quite horrifying proposition so I asked on Freecycle if anyone might have an old set gathering dust in the garage.

Not 24 hours after our dear TV had departed this world, we were unloading a very nearly new flat screen TV of fairly similar proportions from a fantastically giving young couple who had answered my cry for help.

Now I don't usually get overwhelmed by random acts of kindness, but in this case I am, and it made me think about Freecycle in general.

We are forever being told of how cutthroat and relentlessly commercial our society is and Freecycle is the very antithesis of that. It restores my faith in the sense of community that we are forever being told has disappeared.

Long may it continue I say!!

1 comment:

Jus said...

I have acquired a nearly new looking Aiwa stereo system and a very nice craft storage system from Freecycle :)