yes, that is quite correct.LisaLCFan wrote:Thank you for the clarification, but of course, I did allow for the possibility that Leonard was not actually a convert to bee pollen with my parenthetical "and/or he thought that you should be!". He was, after all, apparently trying to get rid of the stuff, by sending it all to you!
a friend who lives nearby asked me some days ago if i'd like to have his encyclopaedia britannica. he sounded like a salesman: "they are virtually new, pristine condition, leather bound!" he exuded. he was moving house, apparently, didn't want anything for these magnificent volumes (over 30 of them, i believe), they were all quite free. i thanked him for thinking of me, but disappointed him by declining his kind offer.
i am not sure of the psychology behind it, but i know it takes less guts to give something away for free than to simply throw it in the bin. one's good conscience remains intact, and perhaps this encyclopaedia business resembles a sort of parallel to the pollen my postman kept delivering.
leonard's friend at the honey factory kept sending him boxfuls of pollen because he (leonard) didn't have the heart to say he didn't really want it - so he kept giving it to me. i, in turn, pushed it on to anyone in my circle who'd have it. so yes, leonard did "get rid of the stuff" by sending it to me, and by doing so eased his conscience - and meant well. i also meant well when i passed it on to others, like the widow who brought her late husband's tuxedo to me as a gift a while ago. it would have meant more if it had been something she didn't want to give away.