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How to make someone's day !!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Minniesmum, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I very seldom ever buy photographs. Perhaps the odd postcard.... Just prefer to take my own- seems more personal. Would have to be something rather special to tempt me. Anyway yesterday there was a photographic exhibition on in a village hall so as always looking for inspiration I had a look round. Some nice stuff. Spotted this gem of an image -A4 size. A robin perched on the arm of a park bench. Everything about it screamed " perfection". Didn't even look at the price as again I never buy photos.
    On the way out I spoke with the girl on the desk who was manning the exhibition and said to her-" the one outstanding photo for me is the robin."
    Well she beamed and said " that's mine " !!
    Anyway she said a number in £. and without a second thought I said yes. She was so darned excited I couldn't believe it. She was maybe early 20's . She then said-" it's my first ever sale of one of my images".
    Got her to sign and date it. Made my day...and hers ;)

    Cath
     
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  2. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Quite a story. It's these smaller things that make our lives more interesting and well, worth living it :smile:.
     
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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Thats so nice and wonderful. The pic she sold may be only for a few Pounds but that happiness and satisfaction is priceless. U did make her day Cath . Now let me make urs. lol
    This one is for u for being so nice and considerate.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder

    flo.
     
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  4. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    thank you. It made me feel good to be human....that doesn't happen too often these days.
     
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  5. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Thank you Bhupinder for this lovely flower and the gesture ! There must have been 150 images in this exhibition so I think the fact that I singled that one out as my fav was what the girl photographer was so happy about. Yes the money was irrelevant. Also I told her I never usually buy photos as prefer to take my own,which delighted her.
     
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  6. Nice story, thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Very nice story. Sharing your story, you have brought a bit of humanity and warmth to all of us ... in a small way, by raising the spirits of that one person, you made the world a better place. Thank you Cath.

    Gary

    PS- So now what'cha gonna do with the photo? (lol)
    G
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Even if it never crosses our lips, we all want to be approved of. I'm going to try to make a stranger smile today. Who knows.....maybe I'll try to make it a habit instead of being a curmudgeon all the time.
    Thanks for the story and the inspiration.
     
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  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    It's easier being a grump ... and more fun ... (Luke's thought of making a stranger smile ... while the thought has much merit, it was too girly for me to say).

    G
     
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  10. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    thanks Gary.. the framed shot is still in my van so that I can look at it during the day while I'm out and about. I may take it to work once I go back in a couple of weeks.
     
  11. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I'm still overwhelmed by the photographer's reaction to me loving her shot. And wanting to buy it. Small things.....
     
  12. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    nice story. mind sharing the photo here with us...? :smile:
     
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  13. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I will.I'll take a photo of it tomorrow.
     
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  14. taphapy

    taphapy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    I hugged the woman who bought my first photo and had a friend take a photo of the two of us...surprised her, to say the least!
     
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  15. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2012
    Rexburg, ID
    Great story! I don't sell my photos, for obvious reasons :smile:, but it always makes me feel good when someone likes a photo I took. Just makes you feel all good inside haha. Way to go Cath! Look forward to seeing the picture :thumbup:
     
  16. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I've been out all day today but will try to take a photo of it and post tomorrow !