It's a matter of trust
16.09.2005 - 18:39 / filled under default
If we always talk about blogs are conversatoins yada yada, I can tell you: Yes it is.
Just knowing people online is enough to ask them to help you out with money while you are in a foreign country just based on the fact, that you have establish a reputation on the net. And some connection with them.
It felt very ackward to ask a total stranger at the airport to lend me 25 Euro so I could get into town, it was less of a problem to ask Rachel who works around the corner for a bit more. It is a good feeling to be able to say "I could send it back to you directly via paypal", but it is even more of a good feeling to know that your reputation is good enough to enable that.
This is not happening because I am writing on a pseudonym, this is happening because I am who I am on my blogs. Yes, in case of Rachel this is a bit more personal, because we connected shortly at reboot (but this only because she did knew my podcast) , but there are more people who will trist me enough to give me money for my next days.
I had to involve two more parties, because I need Euros when I get back to Lübeck for the parking fees. Thank god somebody is coming over from Euroland to the conference, otherwhise I would be stuck with some funny money ;)))
It really was a great feeling to have hope: You only need to get into London. Once you are there, everything will sort out if you have any wifi access there or some internet connection. Because then you can (if everything fails) give a shout out at the britcasters forum crying for help. And I was sure, I would get some help. Isn't that a great feeling? For me that is. It is very assuring of how society can work.
And now I gotta go drinking - and tell Rachel that we need to take this one on her tab as well ;)
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