I'm the author of "How We Make Stuff Now" and the Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet. We launch innovative products from small businesses.

This is my kind of gal.

We had 100 Google Voice account invites to give away so we held a giveway contest.  Look what Hannah, one winner, wrote to us, after we notified her of her winning stake:

Hi Barbara,

That is awesome news but, unfortunately, I am going to have to disqualify myself! After I left my comment I read that you can only win every 6 months, and I did win a book from the Grommet on March 17, so it really isn’t time yet. I’m sure someone else wouldn’t mind taking my place and I just want to do what’s right. I believe in living by the rules, so please give someone else a lovely surprise! I just love the Daily Grommet and if I were rich, I would probably buy one of everything! You have the best stuff I’ve ever seen! I am definitely going to look for you on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks so much for choosing me; at least I got to chat with *you*!

Kind regards,
Hannah 🙂

I probably live in a self-constructed bubble, but I find people like Hannah so refreshing and totally “normal.”  My dad was the kind of guy who always returned excess change if a cashier in a shop gave him too much back.  Hannah did the virtual version of that.  She did the right thing, even when no one was looking.  And I also find the Hannahs of the world attract similar types…and I say bring ’em on!

Update, August 2, 2009 Hannah and I continued our dialog.  I learned that she is disabled and spends a lot of time online looking for good values she can secure for her family, like Google Voice.   She’d had her name on the official wait list for a long time.  But here’s her follow-on update:

“About the Google Voice thing, I really believe that things work out in the end the way they were meant to be. Lo and behold! Today I got my official invitation from them! Ta da! I was told it could be a longer wait but fate had it worked out this way to lift my spirits and make things right. Now I AM at the head of the line and a happy camper!”

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