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everyday trust

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since i've joined this forum, i've decided that trust is the default reaction of anglers to each other.

just now i telephoned a guy about a rod for sale in the paper. not my paper. a paper an FAOL member in Connecticut reads. our fellow member sent me the number of a guy in Massachusetts whose ad had been in the paper for a while. so i called the guy. long conversation later he's sending me a rod/reel/spools/line to Virginia, and i'm sending a check. because we have no reason to think otherwise, we're trusting each other to carry out each side of the transaction

that should be such a piece of non-news that you wonder why i blog it. well, when things go well, and people act normal, it proves to me that even though the TV would tell me differently, i shouldn't think humanity is going down the tubes.