I like giving credit where it's deserved, and here's three business-people who deserve it.
If you're in the market for a truck, then Phil Pacey in Otahuhu is your man. For timber, you shouldn't go past Bargain Boards in Kopu. And for vinyl, there's Real Groovy in Christchurch, to whose manager I mentioned more than a year ago that I'd love to track down Phil Manzanera's 'Primitive Guitars,' a fine album I could only now enjoy on a deteriorating tape cassette, and on Friday a box arrived in the post -- a vinyl copy of the album with a note saying "A wee something for you."
So for service above and beyond, etc., these people deserve all the praise I could muster. Thanks to you all. :-)