Termite, a friend of mine from the Gun Counter forum, lives just down the road from me. He offered to split a bag of #11 shot and I gladly accepted. Ten pounds of small shot is a lot of shot, especially when you're only using 1.6 cc per load, and we both agreed that we'd probably never use our portion.
He called today and brought me the shot and we talked for a while. After he left I loaded 10 rounds of .44 magnum shot shells, which will probably take me through the season. I've got the better part of five pounds of shot left, and I'd forgotten just how small #11 shot is. There are a lot of those in each of those shotshells. I've got the better part of a 25 pound bag of #7 1/2 shot that I've got left over from when I loaded shotgun shells for hunting, and I offered him a few pounds. He declined.
I"d probably never known that Termite exists if it weren't for the internet. I've met a lot of good people since I started using computers for communicating and writing and entertainment. There are a lot of people I consider friends that I've never met personally, and that's a damn shame. I hope to meet more of them as time goes on, and share a beer or a meal with them. Life's too short not to know your friends.