Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Can't Help Myself

First, I need to say that I am much better rested today than I was yesterday. I went to sleep at 9:30 - before LP - and I managed to stay asleep (or close enough) until AK woke up at 5. I had more uninterrupted hours of sleep last night than total sleep the night before. Thank you, AK and whoever is looking down on me for that!

Now I have to be snarky. Against someone I don't even know.

I recently began using/participating in "Freecycling." For the uninitiated, basically instead of throwing something out and having it go to a landfill, you post items you want to get rid of on a local message board. Interested parties email you with a day and time they will pick the item up. You then leave it on your driveway, on the curb, whatever, and they pick it up. You don't get paid for the item, but you get rid of it. And seriously, don't we all just have crap we want to get rid of?

In addition to posting items, you can request items on the board. Last week I posted a request for a 4x4 to use as a pole for a recently purchased birdhouse. Someone came through and a perfect piece of wood was secured FOR FREE. It was great. I might have even converted the Hoos to the benefits of freecycling.

Today the following was posted to the local message board. I have to read it through three times before I finally figured out what the person was requesting. I will not further my snark by commenting on it. Just posting it is enough.

hi we are looking for a out door piret climb on for kids i think its made by fisher price ,we have a truck so we can pick up asap, thanks so much

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Very interesting -- I didn't realize there was one near me!

I've read it more than 3 times -- I get that they're asking for some kind of kids' toy, but WHAT is it???

Stephanie said...

Nothing like being illiterate AND getting something rather expensive for free. I would have been unable to keep the snark at bay, too. :)

A's Mom said...

I've always been interested in this idea. I think it's great.

As for the comment.... Hooked on Phonics apparently didn't work for them.

eleanorstrousers said...

I suppose Mom and Dad won't be helping the kids on their spelling tests....

Dear Lord, please tell me kids still have spelling tests.

Sue Polka said...

I am laughing way to hard here. Your blogs, Amy, are great.

I donated my fishr PRice pirite klimb thingee 2my dawters daykare. Two bad four them.

Thanks!