Comment: Thank you very much for following through on this swap. I'm sorry to rate you a 3, but the swap was really late. Also, as the host of the swap, I think I should set the example. Looking forward to seeing you again in one of my bookworm swaps! :-)
Comment: Received swap on 2/9/15 after messaging ladybehemot about not receiving swap due on or before 1/30/15. Partner replied to my message stating, "I'm really sorry for being extremely late with this swap. Probably I should not have signed up..." I have to rate a 3 because swap was late and a lot of other swappers, including myself, have a lot on their plates, too, and still manage to send by the deadline.
Response: Hello. Is there any chance that you could change this rating? The thing is... I got engaged on the 14th of February and this is probably the reason why I never got back to you. I was too excited with getting ready for my wedding and I decided to stop swapping for a while. And, honestly, I can recall that I had no idea what can I say to you. But now, I have something... What about a swap? A christmas card will do? :)
Comment: Julia, I want to apologize -- I did find that I had received your swap, it was dated March 5, 2014 on the envelope -- it must have gotten stuck in a pile of mail that had been opened. My apologies. I love the reindeer - rabbit with a moon in the background -- beautiful! The rabbit stickers and postcard and small Christmas objects were also kind to include. I really am glad that you caught up and that you are back swapping, and I am sorry that I overlooked your card earlier this spring. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard. I appreciate you sending it blank as well, though it did arrive 3 months past the deadline.
Response: It was one of my first swaps and I was not yet aware that economic letters can travel such a long time. Now I send all my swaps by priority post. I'm sorry all the same. I think your rating is rather unfair, though - it's not the arrival date that counts, but the sending date (checkable on the post seal). Is there any possibility for me to earn a better rating? Please let me know! :)
Comment: This swap was EXTREMELY late. I know you have been sick, but if that's the case then you shouldn't be hosting swaps and not sending them. I did finally get the swap but it was really too late to enjoy it. The point of the swap was to enjoy Christmas songs all the way up to Christmas and through the Christmas season and I didn't get it until Christmas day.
Response: I won't argue with you because you are right, the swap was supposed to be sent a few weeks before Christmas, not on Christmas. The only thing I want to say in my defence is that, apart from being ill, I was really depressed too. I was thinking about my return on the university and I was afraid I wouldn't make it, after 1 month of absence. I was unable to do anything creative most of those days. I am sorry. UPDATE: we made together a private swap to boost up my rating. Thank you very much for this possibility.