We had that aforementioned moving sale and made about $1500 that day. All of the repairs are finished up and the exterminator will spray the basement on Monday. Ho hum.
In the last few weeks, we've posted all kinds of stuff on Craigslist for sale. Everything that we didn't sell at the moving sale is basically up on Craigslist. It's a lot of stuff, and thus, has generated a lot of interest. While I haven't had many hilarious emails from foreign people (like in my last post), I am currently involved in a very good email string. I am going to post is, verbatim, for your (and my) reading pleasure. I am really enjoying it, and hopefully it will go on for a few more days.
Please note that, towards the end, I come of as kind of a deeword. Which is fine, as I can be kind of a deeword. I was attempting to draw out the conversation as far as possible. I could have shown some restraint, to be sure, but it was, and remains, a little too surreal to not pursue.
Thursday, December 10th at 1:18am:
I am a 32 yr old medically disabled female(liver) fresh out of a 7 yr relationship trying to start all over again on my own on a NOT EASY!!!Please call christina call any anytime or text or email thanks and God Bless !? I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD LOOK AT???WHERE ARE U LOCATED I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE A LOOK AND MAYBE NEGOTIATE SOME PRICES..... I HOPE U GET BACK TO ME 774-955-8068 CHRISTINA I'M DISABLED SO I DON'T WORK SO I CAN WORK AROUND UR SCHEDULE TO VIEW... THANKS FOR UR TIME I DONT NEED BIG FURNITUREALTHOUGH I NEED CHAIR TO GO WITH MY COUCH
My response, December 10th at 7:42am:
The chairs are already sold, so unfortunately, I have no chairs to offer (other than an office chair). As for the rest of the stuff, I will be available today and tomorrow after 5pm. If you can make it either day, it would be great.
December 10th at 10:29am:
I'M GOING TO TAUNTON TODAY FOR 6PM I DON'T KNOW WHERE U ARE LOCATED IF AFTER TAUNTON IS GOOD OR TOMORROW???? COULD U JUST KIND ME A BRIEF LIST OF WHAT U HAVE TO OFFER. AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN NEGOTIATE A PRICE... THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS CHRISTINA TEXT ME AT *phone number omitted* LET ME KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR U!!
December 10th at 10:43am:
During work hours, email is the best way to get in contact with me.
I'm on River Ave in Providence.
The Craigslist post is updated with what is still available, so you can check that out to see what's left:
Tomorrow will work for me if you can't make it this evening.
December 10th at 12:00pm:
well cosidering my circumstances I would only be able to buy the less expensive items: the Karby rug ur asking 10-ikea pillows ur asking 2 each-ikea vasesur asking 2 each and then it states "and lots more) like what???
December 10th at 12:10pm:
I've got DVDs, a few rugs, some records, vases, candles, candle trays/holders, pillows, twin bedding, artwork and probably some more stuff that I'm forgetting about.
December 10th at 12:58pm:
WOULD U BE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE ON PRICES FOR ME BEING ON A FIXED INCOME AND NEEDING TO FURNISH AN APT. BY MYSELF IS NOT EASY AT ALL
December 10th at 1:03pm:
Everything is negotiable.
December 10th at 2:15pm:
WHEN WOULD I BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ITEMS???? JUST KNOW UR NOT GONNA GET RICH OFF ME CUZ I HAVE VERY LIMITED FUNDS Lol. THANKS FOR BEING ABLE TO NEGOTIATE
December 10th at 3:45pm:
I get the message. I understand that you're not rolling in money. That's fine. If you make an offer on something and I deem it too low, then we won't have a deal. I am pretty flexible though, as we have to move in a few weeks, so who knows.
If you can come by after 5pm today or tomorrow, it would work.
December 11th at 10:25am:
ARE U STILL WILLING TO LE ME VIEW UR ITEMS?? IF WHEN WHAT TIME AND WHERE??
December 11th at 10:27am:
As I emailed before, after 5 today would work. After 5 on Monday would work as well.
December 11th at 10:36am:
I'M SORRY IF I REPEATED A QUESTION I CAN DO TODAY SO AT FIVE WHERE??
December 11th at 10:40am:
5 o'clock today is fine.
439 River Ave in Providence.
December 11th at 10:41am:
ONE QUESTION AND I APOLOGIZE I DONT WANT TO ANGER YOU I THINK I DID ALREADY BY REPEATING MY QUESTION BEFORE... RIVER AVE IS WAY INTO PROV?? I'M HORRIFIC WITH DIRECTIONS
December 11th at 10:44am:
I'm not angry, I'm just starting to think that this may be some sort of joke.
If, in fact, it's not, River Ave is off of Smith Street.
December 11th at 10:48am:
SORT OF A JOKE?? WHAT ARE YOU IMPLYING??? MY LIFE STORY IS 100% REALITY I WISH IT WEREN'T BUT IT IS. I HAVE NOT LIED OR JOKED ABOUT ANYTHING IF U DONT WANT ME TO VIEW THE FURNITURE THAT IS UR DECISION
December 11th at 10:56am:
I'm not implying anything, but apparently you're inferring something. I'm merely stating that the writing style and the constant use of all caps is a little fishy. Strangely, the beginning of the initial email is not in all caps, and leads me to believe that it is used over and over to start many email correspondences. After that leading explicative paragraph, you resorted to all caps, and have used them ever since, thus furthering my suspicions.
Also, the constant implication that you're poor isn't socially normal. I understood from the initial email that you have short funds. I have no problem with that and have been willing to negotiate from the beginning. There is no real need to bring it up (and other aspects of your 'life story') over and over to a complete stranger.
That said, if you're actually interested in purchasing anything, I am willing to show you around today at 5.
December 11th at 11:07am:
I JUST NOT 5 MINUTES AGO WENT THROUGH THIS WITH A WOMEN ON CRAIGS LIST SHE THOUGHT I WAS YELLING AT HER BECAUSE OF WRITING IN CAPS. THAT SURELY WAS NOT THE CASE. AND ABOUT " MY LIFE STORY" I DONT THINK I HAVE BROUGHT IT UP OVER AND OVER IF I DID I APOLOGIZE, I'M UNDER ALOT OF STRESS SO IF SOMETHING SEEMS TO COME ACROSS NEGATIVE TO YOU THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEANT FOR. OH AND AS OF NOW no more caps.. again i apologize.. i didnt even realize i started off writing to you in lower case and then ended up in upper case letters.. i apologize. i'm 100% genuine i am interested in your furniture I am not poor but do have limited funds ie: a budget, if u would still allow me to view the furniture i would love to do so if not I understand
December 11th at 11:23am:
As stated previously, if you show up today at 5pm, you can take a look around.
While I understand that your circumstances, and thus, budget may be difficult, they don't much matter in the 'buying things from Craigslist' scheme of things, at least as far as I am concerned. If I have items that you'd like to buy, and we can agree on a price, they're yours. If not, no big deal.
I apologize if I seem to be furthering this line of emails with my seemingly dismissive and terse responses, but again, the mentioned circumstances are yours alone. They have little to do with the matter at hand.
See you at five.
That's where we stand as of now. I hope to keep getting great, all caps, or even lowercase emails from this crazy person, as I am really enjoying this.
And for the record, I am not sorry (as written in my last email) for furthering the email string. I am doing my best to keep it going for both my own, and hopefully your amusement.
Further bulletins as events warrant.
*ALMOST IMMEDIATE UPDATE*
The following was sent at 11:17 this morning. You'll note that it was sent before I even replied the last time:
It was not a reply, but a separate email. This is the subject line of the email:
please reply i'm not using caps anymore it gets me in trouble I didnt realise it came off as if I were upset or angry.. i apologize
And here is the email's body:
please if u feel as if i'm phisy or phony then we can forget the meeting at 5 im not on craigslist speaking to people feeling the need to explain myself or at that matter make me feel like crap....
*SECOND ALMOST IMMEDIATE UPDATE*
This was was sent in response to my last email. It was sent at 11:32am.
The old subject line of the email string, up until this reponse, was 'Moving'. Here is the new one:
And here is the body of the email:
I learned never to write in caps and 2- i learned to keep my business to me, it shouldnt be mentioned and is noones business.. I apologize.. See you at 5. I will say I'm quite ashamed of myself I didn't know that was how I was portraying things
*Updated Stream of Consciousness Commentary*
What? Is this as great as I think it is? Is this person serious? Have I been corresponding with an actual, legitimate retard? I don't think so. Who would date a retard for 7 years? Another retard? Would a retard actually break up with anyone, knowing that their prospects aren't so great?
Is it an elderly woman? If so, should I feel like a jerk?
Is it, as I suspect, a ruse? Does this person just pick out people to email for fun? Is this a little game or something? If so, did I win? I feel like I won, at least a little, because I am deriving so much pleasure from it.
If this woman is serious, how is she still alive? How has she not fallen down into a ditch or something? Who would date this person for 7 years? A convict? Did he break up with her immediately upon release?
Did she really write what she learned? Who could possibly write something like that? Am I supposed to feel like I taught her something? Was it meant to make me feel bad? I realize that I can come off as condesending, what with my enormous words and all (*sarcasm alert*), but really?
Jayword. So many questions. I really hope she shows up tonight at 5.