Saturday, September 8, 2012
Craigslist, I LOVE YOU
Really, I do. And this is from a woman with commitment issues.
You, I love.
I sold a fish tank once. Left it on my front porch - and when I arrived home. The fish tank was gone and the money was in the mailbox. And I can't even count the number of items, I've sold.
I've rented out my basement to some incredible people. Four summers. Two of the four, I still hear from. I still contact them.
I needed a running buddy. Found the most incredible friends - that's a story in itself.
One time - I was trying to get rid of an old couch and chair. I tried to sell it, but no no one wanted them. They were red. I go to the "Wanted" section - there was an ad "WANTED RED COUCH". Seriously. Single mom. She and her Dad came and picked them up!
Once, even a LONG time ago, I went on a missed connection date - it wasn't my missed connection. :-)
I've NEVER tried the dating on Craigslist. Maybe next summer?
I've had my haircut and colored by a woman whom had an ad.
I can't tell you the number of focus groups I've participated in. Let me put it this way - enough to pay for a trip to pay for my trip to run a marathon in Greece.
Resumes - I've hired people, I've had some part-time jobs from here too.
I've confessed to true love. And finally had the guts to send him the e-mail after it made "Best-of". And the best thing is, he still sends me quotes from my own 'tirade'! (One day, I'll be brave enough to post it, with my name attached.)
AND LAST SUMMER.......
I traded my house for a house in Hawaii...... FOR A MONTH!!! As it turns out, the couple wanted to come to Denver - their daughter was getting married. She lives seven blocks from me. All because of you. Because I was trying to find a summer renter....
My dear friends,
It's not all fake, it's not all a scam - really, it's just like real life. Take a risk, be cautious, take a chance and maybe, just maybe, it will be ok.........
If anyone out there knows a movie director - I've got a film for you - forget "Craigslist Killers" - Maybe "Happy Moments from Craigslist" - someone can think of a better title. We can make it a documentary.....
There ARE good things that happen in this world. The movie "The Holiday" - it does happen in real life. Cute boys included.
For me, Craigslist, I love you. Mahalo for changing my life.
(and I really love the fact you don't care, I don't know how to spell) :-)
Posted by Me at 12:09 AM