Yes, I have crossed it. With effort yes, but shamelessly and succesfully. Now I can see two thumbsup next to my name. All this while I was wondering, squirming, despairing, chewing nails, curling toes inwards, keying in, deleting…the works. In short betraying all the signs of the desperate, creepy middleaged uncle on the footpath craning his neck to preen into the agony aunt column. But Yes I have done it. Sent a bulk mail to 6 folks for recommendations and the harvest aint bad. 4 conversions with compliments and kind words for yours truly. Life is made. All the conscientious inner battles about is it ok to ask for reco have fallen by the wayside. Vanquished. The victorious ego lets the eager eyes careen through the soul-stoking words one, two, nay a 1000 times. Ah, was I all this to all of them. May be. Anyway its return gift time. Have to scratch hard to find a neat way to endorse without sounding blowing trumpets for favors paid. Now that’s going to be an even tougher task!