After one successful roll of film, the meter on my new XG-M no longer worked. It wouldn’t be worth the bother to complain to the eBay seller about a $22 camera, so I figured it was now one more body on the collection shelf. Two days later a fellow member of the Ukiah Photography Club gave me two cameras that had been laying around collecting dust - a Pentax K1000 and (of course) a Minolta XG-M! I was back in business. The Gordy’s strap and a recently purchased MD Rokkor-X 45mm f2 found a new home. The photography gods (perhaps Eos, Nanahuatzin, or Ekhi) were smiling down on me.