I love craigslist. Whatever you need, you’re sure to find a relevant posting about it somewhere on the site. Need a car? A job? A toaster? A girlfriend (for just the night and/or more long term)? Good ol CL has it all! Unfortunately, there’s one, awful, terrible aspect of craigslist that really can’t be ignored.
The fact that other people are involved.
“I know your asking price is $3000….I’m a little short on the cash part so how about $50, two movie passes and I cook for you for one week?…..No? Fine….I don’t normally do this sort of thing but 2 weeks of cooking, including dessert, and 5 sexual favors!”
What actually get’s me the most about craigslist is that I used to immediately discard poorly written emails/text messages because I assumed they were scams. When I responded back to a lovely woman about a certain ring I was selling, she told me she was windsurfing in the Azores but would send me a Western Union cashier’s check and an extra $300 for my troubles.
On the bright side, I still immediately dismiss poorly written texts and emails. Mostly because my selling standards are way higher than that and I want to make sure my stuff is going to a good home.