OK; Terrific !
OK; Terrific !
😡 not cool Ralph not cool at all. Weak link in the chain screwed us all. He should be accountable for the cost of the camera, film, and the large sum we have spent shipping this camera around. We spent a lot of time and effort to take our shots and move it along. It's not a hard thing to do, how can you mess up this simple task?
Newt - the answer seems simple to me: the task did not get messed up.
Ralph: if you read this, please send me the camera. Thanks.
Maybe I was a bit harsh, return the camera. All will be forgiven.
cameras from this round the world thing get lost in the mail all the time.
when the last camera was lost / MIA did people react like this ?
nope, they found another camera, and started camera 8 ... ( or was it 7 ? ) ...
if it was me that mailed the camera, and it got lost
and people involved called me a thief &c i wouldn't respond either ...
Ralph has been emailed, pmailed, I woulda snail mailed him had I had an address. No responses. Not one. I tracked him down through his last posts on APUG. Nothing.
This is not "I gave it to my girl friend and now it's lost." This one is squarely on Ralph.
It is his to decide how we look at him. Right now it is not pretty.
tim not in san jose (at a secret location trying to get a peaceful vacation in)
No one is suggesting that Ralph stole the camera. Far from it. The several attempts to get the camera back from Ralph have all been very courteous on our part. These included offers to pay for the shipping expenses; pick up the camera from Ralph; and also pick up the camera at a mutually convenient location, including a drop-off at a camera store that Ralph frequents. Responses from Ralph have varied: 1) the camera is on its way to me; 2) the camera was mailed to me but came back to Ralph undelivered; 3) an agreeement by to drop off the camera at the camera store; 4) Ralph's girlfriend mailed it to me; 5) silence.
All will be fine again and all forgiven (of course) if we: 1) got the camera back; or 2) honestly learned that the camera was lost or somehow damaged. While I can understand the propensity to avoid embarrassmentif if it was lost, I still hold out hope that Ralph understands the importance of this camera to all of us to either return it or tell us what happened. Is a simple private PM too much to ask? Hardly. If I got a PM from him, I would go out of my way to thank him publicly.
Live and learn, I suppose.
This is all my fault really.
In such a haste and while being ill I took such a shabby picture that I completely regret... I made a little voodoo camera and flushed it to spare myself the embarassment of having you all see the photos!
Damn you! The curse you've unleashed on us will not end with this round, but surely will last into the next one.
That is why, to make it up to us, your picture(s) in Round 9 better be so good as to make up for the crap that the rest of us will no doubt shoot because of your curse.