Here's a good lesson for those of you scanning the "free" section of Craigslist: MIND YOUR GOL'DANG MANNERS. From the I, Anonymous Blog entry "My Mower Isn't for Free."
I posted a free lawnmower on Craigslist a few days ago and you came over to claim it. I had 4 people respond and 4 people who never showed up. Typical Craigslist, eh?
You responded and said you lived close, so I called and offered you the mower. You said you'd be by "in a jiffy," and you showed up over an hour later. Not sure what the deal was, but you had this tweeker looking dude hop out of your truck and ring my doorbell. I walked him to the side of my house, showed him the mower and he grabbed it and pushed it down to the street where you were parked.
He was not a man of many words, because he didn't even give a simple "thank you." He just grabbed my mower and walked away. Talk about rude.
After you left I decided that it was pretty fucking rude of your assistant to not even give me a thank you. So, I called you back and asked for one.
Things get a little crazy after that, so read the entire entry here. And if you have a rant, confession, or scolding to administer to the world, drop off your submission in the I, Anonymous Blog—that actually is free, and you don't even have to thank us. (Not that you would.)