We’re posting this to ask for your input on a problem we’re not certain how to address.
The problem turns on a faulty email address that accompanied a donation sent to us via PayPal. Fortunately, there is a snail-mail address in the PayPal information and so I thought to cut the Gordian knot by sending my already-written note by the USPS. I mean, one doesn’t simply ignore a generous first-time donor, and especially not one from Hollywood’s environs. How unusual is that?
However, I keep thinking worst-case scenarios, e.g., what if he gave to us without sharing that information with his mate? What if his significant other is, say, a Jerry Brown believer? Will my note thus cause domestic friction? I may be fretting for nothing: he may not even have a spouse/friend/partner. Or he may have one and they’re in perfect agreement regarding the work we do here…
Thus, I’m going to ask for feedback from our readers:
- Should we be satisfied with the discretion of this public thank-you notice for his generosity, hoping he reads it?
- or should we take the chance that all is well and send the thank-you acknowledgement by mail?
Note: When I asked the Baron if I might post this instead of his doing it, I promised, promised, promised absolutely to make it brief. Well, this is Dymphna-brief, but not as short as I swore to or hoped for. Sometimes I fear I’ll get a bill in the mail from someone charging me for reading my !^#%*&?! thank-you note…