Comment: Thank you for the swap. I enjoyed reading it. I am rating you a 3 because this was due Nov 30th. You marked sent on the 30th, but messaged me to tell me that you were sending it out on Dec 6th. On Dec 15, you messaged me again and said that you had sent it out that morning. When I received that swap, it included a note about the messages we exchanged AFTER you told me you sent the swap, which would mean the swap was not already mailed like you said it was.
Response: I tried to appeal to you during a difficult time in my life. Apparently ratings are more important than life's occurrences. This is one reason why Swap Bot is losing it's fun for so many people. I don't set out to lie to people as you can tell from my ratings. I'm honest and try to honor all the swaps I do. I try to send the best of myself, but some people are more understanding than others. I always try to give someone the benefit of the doubt, but it is discouraging when others look for dates rather than explanations. I will sometimes mark something mailed when I intend to send it that day. If something happens then obviously it won't go out. No bad intentions...just things happening in my very busy life.
Comment: Thank you for the kind letter. The rating reflects that it was sent more than 2 weeks late, and nearly 2 weeks after it was marked as sent, without any communication before I reached out. I also sent you a message explaining this further. Take care.
Response: I actually had the flu and had to push myself to do small things. Was not on Swap Bot because at times like that you concentrate on getting yourself healthy, especially when you are a diabetic. Most people will rate a 3 only after there's been some sort of explanation, but it seems dates are more important. I am disappointed in your rating. You can have 500 hearts but most people will only zero in on that 3 rating. I have worked so hard to keep my ratings up but you did what you thought was best.
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I am currently working on some blankets too. I am using Caron cakes, I love the colors in those cakes! Rating a 3 because it was sent 6 days late with no communication.
Response: I have to say, I am really disappointed in the 3 rating. It was given without even consulting me for an explanation, and as you can see by my other ratings, I always try my best on swaps. I had the flu and fell behind, but didn't think it would be a huge problem. I always try to accomodate someone without giving them a bad rating. Life happens and it seems mailing dates matter more to some than others.
Comment: Hi Denise, thank you for resending the letter. I'm rating a 3 because when I contacted you about not receiving, you said the first letter had been lost in your car and you just so happened to find it that same day, and it was sent more than two weeks after the deadline.
Response: I didn't "just so happen" to find the letter. When you said you had not received the letter, I was surprised. I knew I had wrote and thought that I had sent it. I began looking through my desk at work and at home and did discover the letter with some file folders in my car. It must have slid under. Mistakes happen and I'm sorry that you felt you had to rate a three. I always try my best on swaps as you can see by my years worth of good ratings. Unfortunately now, most people will not see the good ratings; they will only zero in on the one bad one.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, but I have to rate you a 3 because you sent it late.
Response: Again...my reasons for sending late were because my son was ill. We were away from home for almost two weeks while he recovered. As soon as I returned, I honored all my swaps knowing they would be late. This was simply one of those times in life when you choose family over hobbies.
Comment: I am giving you a 3 for several reasons. One being you did not follow the swap description. It mentions including 5 things within the journal for your partners.The only thing you included was 1 sheet of stickers. The next reason I am giving you a 3 is because you sent this out the 17th. The send by date was the 4th. You did not contact me until almost a week later to let me know you would be late.
Response: In my defense, the reason it took me a week to contact you was because that is when my son's emergency took place. I was with him and not on Swap Bot. I admit to being distracted because of his illness and will accept your 3. If you look at my whole record on Swap Bot, you will see that I have always honored my swaps and been on time. The time frame you and another person gave me a 3 rating is when I was going through a hardship. I won't apologize for being a mother and placing my son's needs first. I'm sorry you weren't happy with the swap.
Comment: I'm sorry to rate a 3 again, as the swap was lovely, but it was sent almost 2 weeks late, and I wasn't notified until a week and a half after the due date that it would be late. :( I'm sorry about your eye troubles and I'm glad you were able to send out the swap when you could. Thank you for it, it's great.
Response: Again...my reasons were personal and related to an emergency in my family. I couldn't contact anyone because at the time my priorities were centered on my son.
Comment: I'm sorry to rate a 3, but the swap was sent a week late without any communication. Not only that, but the swap was mailed out and had the wrong questions (book club questions) answered. It was actually an email swap with specific questions for the swap. I'd ask for a resend, but with the lateness, wouldn't be able to rate more than a 3 anyways. I hope you are able to get back on track and get all your late swaps sent out.
Response: My late swaps are due to my son's unexpected illness so I will take the heat for this swap. It shows how distracted I was. I pride myself on my good record here on Swap bot but a mother will always place her child first. I apologize for this swap