I don't have a car, so a friend took me to Ikea this week to buy some kitchen cabinets. I now realise that I am lacking one essential "Integral hinge". I can't really ask someone to make a special trip just to pick up a small packet costing £2, so I wonder if there is a local kind soul within a few miles of Waterloo, or near public transport served from the Waterloo area, who could pick up the hinges for me? I'll come and collect them from you by public transport or on my bike. (Of course I will pay you for them!)
But, folks, in case JonR doesn't have a spare, I'd still be grateful to know if anyone else is going to Ikea soon and willing to do this for me. I'd prefer to waste £2 and have too many, than to have none at all. (And if I end up with too many, I can always pass my spares on to the next person who makes the same mistake as me.)
Well, I could do it myself on public transport (I once brought some Billy shelves home by bus -- never again), but if some kind person is already planning to make the trip, stand in the check-out queue, etc., I would prefer not to spend a few hours and several quid in order to buy a £1 hinge!
Maybe others will agree with you, but I hoped that it would be legitimate to post a message that appealed to a sense of 'community' in SE1.
I post restaurant reviews on this site, not to benefit myself (I hide behind a username anyway, so I get no personal credit), but to benefit 'the community', and I hope that my post appealing to SE1 kindness is not generally seen as an abuse of this forum.