A lot is irking me today. Sticking ATCs in 9 pocket sleeves, not understanding a string in a group of messages, and when people send me emails saying they don't like to participate in swaps where I ask for one extra. They say they don't do swaps where the hostess asks for a hostess gift - the extra swap item.
I don't think these people understand that it is not a hostess gift. If I am hosting a lot of swaps, I usually make the same amount as everyone else. That is what I would like to do. When a swap is 5-for-5, it works out great if I get a final number that is a multiple of 5. If not, then I have to make extra swap items or give some of mine up to make up for it. If I make 5, then I would like to get 5 back. I sometimes end up with 2, 3, or no swapped items depending on the final number of swap participants. Sometimes, I don't have the time to make extra. I don't like to short people.
If you don't like the swap requirements, then don't bother to sign-up for the swap. I don't want to hear why you don't want to do it. I don't want to have to justify my actions.
End of venting.