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Thread #162912   Message #3885664
Posted By: GUEST,Allison A (Animaterra)
30-Oct-17 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: ☼~~++SECRET SANTA Time 2017++~~☼
Subject: RE: ☼~~++SECRET SANTA Time 2017++~~☼
I can't seem to log in, hope my membership hasn't lapsed. Perhaps I have forgotten my name!

Anyway, ok, ok, as a long, long, looooonggg time Mudcatter who now mostly only lurks occasionally, I have been lured from my lair, shy woodland creature that I am (thanks to Anne Lister and Facebook), and I'm in.

Re the sharing of addresses: long ago, in a Mudcat far, far away, there were a few brave adventurers who traveled around the US and then the UK, staying in strangers' homes, meeting folks face to face who had only been names on a screen before that. They and the strangers, who opened their homes, were acting out of trust that these folks who seemed pretty decent on the screen were as decent, or more so, in real life. And it was so.

I have participated in many Secret Santas and will join up for this one. I will trust that the folks who are also participating are decent folks, and if I choose to put my return address on the package I send, in order that it might get back to me if there's a mishap, that the addressee won't misuse it.

In this life, you have to have a degree of trust. And fun.