Apr 13, 2009

For Goodness Sakes...


The garage door opener... You know... The one I took down...

I listed it on a few sites as "Offer: Garage Door Opener (Scrap Metal)" then elaborated in the post about the brand, that the track, motor, and chain were included, but there were no controllers. I've boycotted my local freecycle group due to what happened last year, btw.

Right away, one lady emails me asking if I could hold it until 4:30pm because she thought her husband needed one. I didn't reply back to her, but I was thinking: "Lady, whoever comes and gets it first is the one who I'll give it to." I'm naughty, aren't I? LOL

6:40pm -- Another email: "if you still have this please let me know i will come git it" (Git it? LOL) I responded back that I was home, and gave him the alternative option of any time after 5pm during the week.

7:00pm -- Second email: "is it down and appart or still up? give me a call at xxx-xxxx" (Ahhh no, I don't give my telephone number out to strangers) I responded: "It's down... all in one piece. There are no remotes or controllers. You'll need a truck to haul it."

7:13pm -- Third email: "Can it come apart at all? its the opener and it it's chain and track right?" (Hmmm... did he READ the post at all?) By this time, I'm thinking -- For goodness sakes, it's FREE! If you want it, come get it. I responded: "That would be correct. I don't know if it comes apart. I took it down in one piece, but I'm not going to take the time to dismantle it."

7:19pm -- Fourth email: "O no thats fine i will i was just asking if you knew if it did. i wouldnt ask you to do that i mean you are just given it away thats a good reason for me to do all the laber. well thats what i think any ways but ya can i come git it now?" (LOL... like those run-on sentences?) I gave him directions.

7:26pm -- Yet ANOTHER email: "i will be on my way in about 15 minutes i should be there within 30 mins." (Which will make it 8pm.) So, I'm sitting here twiddling my thumbs and writing this post. Aren't you wondering how I'm accomplishing both those things at the same time??? All this just to *give* something away, LOL

Revised:
8:10pm -- The guy shows up and he was polite... called me "ma'am" and everything, LOL He carried the opener out of the garage and dismantled it on the driveway using his headlights. (Yes, I had my yard light on, but it didn't shine where he needed it) He was *really* excited to get it. :)

14 comments:

Emily said...

HaHa that was funny Meari. That would have driven me bonkers. Glad you got some enjoyment out of the whole thing.

Rene la Frog said...

LOL Glad it all worked out for both of you

Carolyn NC said...

All's well that ends well, as they say! :) But at least it was amusing!

Linda said...

I'm really surprised someone actually came at all. Most of the time I have various peole saying they "are coming right now" and never show up nor email back that they decided not to drive over. Free to some means "I'll come when I feel like it, so hold it for me"

Beth said...

I bet they were glad oyu were on the computer that whole time to get each message they sent! Glad to hear that they did come for it! Thanks for the laugh - it is a funny story ("Git it"! HAHA!)

Anonymous said...

How odd!! Glad you got rid of it though! I wonder what he wanted it for?? LOL!!!
Pam in TN :o)

Mel said...

*shakes head* some people are just odd eh?
Glad that you got rid of it though

Shelley - ILCS said...

That is great to give it away instead of throwing it away. I have also given up on my local freecycle. I post my for free items on craigslist now.

Kristin said...

Best of all, it is gone and you didn't have to pay to dispose of it.

Akila said...

Big time LOLing off my chair!!! I LLLOOOVVVEEE the quaker ruler!!! Boy have you been busy on the stitching front!!!

Debra said...

Funny story.
DLS

Terry said...

At least you finally got rid of it and had a good laugh too. Men and their toys; too funny.

AFwife99 said...

Meari,

Just wanted to let you know you won the give away of the patriotic block pattern! Thanks for coming by and commenting! I will e-mail you through ILCS to get your address.

Jess- ILCS

glenda said...

I really don't know what the problem is...and I cannot believe you didn't install it for them. You didn't even offer to deliver it? Sheesh! LMAO

People are so mentally limited at times, it amazes me.