Remember a few weeks ago when I posted some items for sale on Craigslist and got this gem back?
Hi Melissa –
I’m a colorblind bachelor – so I reverted to the fashionistas in my circle who advised me against matching solid color furniture. – lol – What do I know ???
I’m going to pass on the couch set. Hope I didn’t interrupt any other sale possibilities.
Not so good with 4-legged models, but know my taste a little better when there are two less legs.
Any chance you are single ? ;)
So anyway, I replied something like, yes, I’m single, and I think these couches are just fine, but thanks anyway. I mean, what did the guy want? Patterned couches? Gross. But I wasn’t focused on the single part, just trying to make the sale. Anyway, he proceeded to try to get me to go on a date with him, and I ignored the email. Then he followed up a day or two later trying again for a date.
Are you kidding me???
But of course I googled this person–his name was in his email–to find out what kind of creep actually hits on someone via Craigslist furniture ad.
Apparently middle-aged entrepreneurial types.
But for real–who does that???
Anyway, when I was in Seattle, someone texted to see if the couches were still for sale. I responded that they were, but I was out of town and would get back to them the following weekend when I returned.
And then I forgot because my life is totally calm right now, and it’s totally like me to just flake out.
I got a follow-up text from the interested purchaser on Sunday asking again if the couches were still for sale. I responded that they were. There was some back and forth and the person said they would come to look at them early this week. But it didn’t sound promising. So I offered them to my friend Kristie because I’d rather someone get them than put them on the curb, ya know?
As a courtesy, I texted buyer #2 and let them know that the couches were spoken for.
He responded with:
Good for you! 🙂
Beer before u go? I’m sort of an amazing guy! 🙂
with a picture of himself on a motorcycle.
I shit you not. And guess who it was? Email guy, that’s who.
An hour later:
Lol – really giving that invite for a beer some thought – 🙂 or maybe u missed the text??
No, freakshow, I did not miss your text. I am ignoring it because it’s creepy as hell. Honestly, why do I attract these idiots? I was just trying to sell my furniture!!!
Please tell me something like this has happened to you. Or not.