Thursday, December 14, 2006


Paul and I decided we were going to take all of our furniture and store it for 2-3 years, but then we realized we would be storing all this shit and it was going to cost more to store it than it’s actually worth. SO, I took on the task of trying to sell all of our stuff on Craigslist AND have a moving sale this Saturday (10am-1pm if you’re interested!)

I have to say the people on Craigslist are quite the characters.

Introducing: The Chronicles of Craigslist!

This man drove hear all the way from Rhode Island yesterday to buy our bedroom set. I specifically told him it’s a six-piece bedroom set. He shows up in this 1977 hatchback. UGH, so he comes upstairs to see the set and says, “Oh, I thought it was two dressers?” He was not listening. So, he decided to buy it anyway and he was going to make three trips with his jalopy. We proceed to bring down one of the dressers four flights of stairs. We get the dresser in his hatchback and it would have been the only piece he could have taken with him. Now he decides he doesn’t want it, so back up the four flights of stairs with the dresser. Go back to Rhode Island!!!

Next, is my favorite, an Asian lady named Nancy who is interested in the armoire cabinet. Oh Nancy! She calls me at 2pm saying she is driving her pickup truck and getting off the I93 Mass Ave exit. So I tell her how to get to my place from there, I live less than 10 minutes away. Almost four hours go by and I am wondering, did she get lost and is she still driving around the South End looking for my place? I had given up on her and then I hear my doorbell ring at 6:15pm, over four hours after she called me. I go downstairs and I don’t see anyone at the door but I can still hear the buzzer ringing. I open the door and look down and there's Nancy. She is about 4’6 and has the biggest grin on her face. I loved her the minute I saw her! So Nancy comes upstairs to see the armoire cabinet and after walking up to the five flights of stairs she sits down on the floor. She is panting and all out of breath sitting in the middle of the living room floor, telling me to “Wait a minute, wait a minute!”

After Nancy catches her breath she shakes my hand and says “Nice to meet’cha Nell.” Nell?!?! She immediately doesn’t like the armoire and starts looking through the stuff I was going to throw away. She ended up buying $70.00 worth of stuff I was going to put on the curb next trash day. So if you’re thinking of throwing something out, wait and call Nancy first. Finally, I bring all the stuff and load it into her pickup truck. I can’t picture Nancy driving period, never mind a pickup truck. So she gets in the truck and I cannot see anything but two hands on the steering wheel. I hear her yell “Dank you Nell!” and she drives off like a bat out of hell with all her new purchases flying around the back of the truck! I just shook my head and thought; the one good thing about posting furniture on Craigslist was meeting Nancy.:-)


Josh said...

that is SOOO hilarious!

Patrick said...

Didn't these people see pictures of these items before coming all the way to your house to pick them up?

Menky said...

Oh yes, they saw pictures. It's the wonders of Craigslist.