Thinning the heard

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Thu Mar 7 22:23:49 2002

I have to agree with this FCFS policy. I've given away a few things, mostly
lighter-weight stuff than complete machines, for sure, but nevertheless got
"yelled" at because I had comitted to give someone something on that basis by
somoeone who didn't feel it necessary to check his email over the weekend.

My email is updated every few hours when I'm not around and certainly more
often when I am. Sometimes I choose not to get into it, but if I miss
something, it's on me, and not the sender.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey S. Sharp" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: Thinning the heard

> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Torquil MacCorkle III wrote:
> > I think it is very nice of you to give away machines like this. I was
> > just wondering if you'd be willing to, if you do this again, give me
> > first dibs on the next complete machine you give away?
> I cannot speak for Allison, but if I the above message were directed to
> me, I would ask you politely to stop being greedy and to check your email
> more often.
> Our traditional methods (usually FCFS) for redistributing goods are fair
> and sufficient; we ought not to get into the practice of preemptive
> first-dibbing.
> --
> Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Thu Mar 07 2002 - 22:23:49 GMT

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