An attitude of gratitude
When we explain Streetbank to friends they often think of it as a swapping site. A place of I-scratch-your-back-you-scratch-mine. So when we say actually it is really about no strings attached help , they look surprised but usually say something along the lines of â€œso let me get this right, all you get is a warm feeling inside…. hmmm… Iâ€™m not sure it will work but that is niceâ€. Generally, though we hear that the receiver of the help is grateful and just occasionally does something grateful in response.
Like Sophie from Fulham. Sophie through Streetbank picked up a box of empty jam jars from Elizabeth, made some jam and as a thank you dropped off a jam jar full of delicious strawberry jam on her doorstep.
Is it reasonable to expect a thank you in response or does no strings mean no strings? Do you have any stories through Streetbank or otherwise of gratefulness?