It's been more than a year in waiting.
Kindness pays off and I finally got my board
For those of you that don't know, I answered a classified ad on this site. To make a long story short, I paid the guy and I didn't get my board.
He would periodically contact me from time to time with promises of sending my board. I would always reply with the belief that he would. I have to admit, my first instinct to every e-mail from this dude was to rip into him, but I never did. Instead I continued my stoke for the sport and made sure he knew it. I'm totally convinced that if I hadn't I would not be writing this today.
Anyway, most people thought I was crazy for thinking that he would come through. I knew the dude would some day come to his senses and do what's right.