Today I was eating at the restaurant of yet another amazing forum member. I drank some beer and had a shot of Jameson with a pickle juice chaser. It was good; it made me happy.
But it got better. It always does it seems.
I was later sent out a half sheet full of smoked meats, ribs, chili, cole slaw and other good meaty things. It tasted amazing.
When talking with the fellow member, the conversation eventually landed on some of the less savory aspects of the forums: knives not delivered, passarounds stolen, crazy members whose stories didn't pan out, etc.
After each episode that could have made people do passarounds less, donate less, and not give in general -- it didn't happen. Members kept on doing it: replacing stolen knives, sending out passarounds, pay-it-forwards, helping out members when needed, whatever...
I'm kind of gushy right now because I have been drinking wine (and other things) and I also just met some very generous members in MSP who set new standards for me. But I also was also just served a crazy good plate of food by brainsausage. Thank you sir, and thank you all.