Friday, March 06, 2009

Fun with Craig's List

I never knew that giving away an air hockey table using Craig's List could be so entertaining. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my garage would be better off without that table (I'm not sure why I thought that since all the stuff that used to be piled on it is now on the floor.)

As soon as I posted the free table, I was getting an email every 30 seconds or so. I was kind of overwhelmed, since I tend to be sort of a "pleaser" personality. I wanted ALL of those people to have the air hockey table and I could only give it to one person! :-( But before I could respond to any of those 40 emails that were already piling up, I had to frantically delete my listing.

However, after I responded to the first five people who had emailed me and tried to set up "appointments," I discovered that they were imposters ... crank callers. Apparently most of those people had no interest in the free air hockey table -- they just wanted to mess with me.

Annoyed, I wrote an email to everyone, telling them I had just put the table in my front yard and they could just take their chances and come get it if it was still there.

One guy wrote back: "Thanks, but I'm not sure if want to get into a tugging match on your front porch with all those other freeloaders."

Someone ended up picking up the table -- I think it was the woman with the email address "pinkyallstinky." Not sure how I feel about that. Hmmm.... Craig's List is an interesting place.