I received an email from an online advertising site today, telling me they had taken down the four fake $1,400.00 parrot listings that had been placed on their site. I wonder if they really knew they might have saved a lot of people a lot of grief when they did that. Probably not, and the victims that won't be, will never know either.While it is true that we sometimes receive thanks, the vast majority of people saved do not even know that they have been saved form major problems, by unknown but caring people who give of their own time freely to aid others.
It's odd that I was having similar thoughts today. I was wondering who was out there looking after me in a similar way and began to think, I will never know, none of us ever know who saved us from what.
I wonder if some police man stopped and arrested a drunk driver minutes before he might have smashed into my son's car and tore our lives apart. I wonder if I hadn't taken up this hobby, would I have become a victim of some fraud myself. I wonder how many viral websites were killed before the little old lady next door got online looking for arthritis medications and I think, lots of them. I think about how many people are as you say spared the grief by the work of folks here and at TSB and it also makes me proud to be associated with all of them.