Wednesday, March 26, 2008

craigslist Ads I'm Going to Place--and This is No Hoax!

Perhaps you've heard of the Oregon man who came home to find dozens of people rifling through his barn and front porch and driving off with his belongings. He caught people in the act. He tried to stop them, to no avail. He was told by the thieves who were hauling away his work ladders and lawn mower that they were simply answering a craigslist ad indicating the man was moving away and wanted to give all his stuff away. “No,” he said, “that’s not true. Give me back my stuff.”
“No,” they said, “it was on craigslist, so it’s true and we’re keeping it.”

The stupidity and audacity of the general public never ceases to amazes me. Does it not amaze you? Said the victim, “It boggles the mind.” It does, indeed.

Then I got to thinking. If that’s all it takes to get people to haul your junk away, I’m getting started on some craigslist ads pronto!

Free: Dog Poop. Several sizes and textures to choose from.

Free to Good Home: Top ¼” of large lawn. You cut it, you keep it.

Free Soap Scum. You Haul.

Free: Cat and Dog Hair. Many uses! Multiple colors available! Virtually limitless supply! Brush provided.

Bags, Bags, Bags! Paper, plastic, all sizes and colors. Pickup truck recommended.


I could be wrong, but I think I’m onto something here—and I’m just getting started.

So, dear readers reader, what do YOU have around the house, ready to be foisted upon an unsuspecting public?

7 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

15 years of National Geographic-mildew smell included.

Funny!

hippyhappyhay said...

Lol, so funny! Hmmmm, eleventy million kid sized fingerprints? A gazillion pieces of paper with one pen mark on, an odd shape cut out of it, or a ripped sparkly sticker attached?

Rima said...

"Top 1/4 of large lawn" - that is pure genius.

I think I'd have to go with the contents of my kitchen junk drawer and whatever is on top of my husband's dresser.

Mary Alice said...

Free leaves - every fall, you rake and haul.

The Cheap Chick said...

All my dashed hopes and dreams? Wow, that sounded bitter. How about 20 tons of dust - you find it, you keep it.

And thanks for stopping by today! Nice to meet you - blogwise, that is.

Professor J said...

Dog poop! Definitely!

Jen @ The Cubicle's Backporch said...

I came over from The Hotfessional and had to see what 'craigslist ads' you were going to place. hee hee.

I agree, the grass one is priceless!!

There's a sign we pass on the way to the lake it says "Used Cows for Sale". It's not a craiglist ad, but I laugh everytime I see it!!