Reuse and Laugh: Funny Stuff on Freecycle.org
While my personal finances have always seemed miserable, the recent economic crisis has influenced me to try to save money even more. In addition to signing up for the Angel Food Ministries, trying to supplement my income with online writing at hubpages and other sites, and shopping less frequently or at wholesale clubs like B.J.'s, I also signed up for freecycle.org. The primary purpose of freecycle is to keep stuff out of the landfill, but of course finding stuff I need or want for free is a significant benefit.
Freecycle is all-in-all extremely well-managed and the benefits are many. I never would have guessed, however, what a boost participation has been for my mental health. Not a day goes by that at least one post does not absolutely crack me up! Laughter is the best medicine, right? In the spirit of sharing my good fortune, here are some of my favorite "what were you thinking?" offers from freecycle.
Offer: 4 Styrofoam Egg Cartons (18 ct)
Have 4-18 count egg cartons - yellow - from Kroger. Will leave on table by front door. Email for address & provide approx. pick up time.
In all fairness to this poster, I personally know a couple of people who do collect egg cartons from their friends and neighbors, because they in turn sell or share eggs from the chickens that they raise. But they typically live in the country....and the location for this offer was downtown....will someone actually burn the gas to pickup four egg cartons? Maybe, since they are, after all, yellow!
The filters do not work but the rubber and everything else is fine. My husband used it when he worked construction. You'll need to wipe out the dust.
I admit, I'm not exactly sure what a half-face resporator is, but, yuck! It doesn't sound like something I would want to recycle! Wipe out the dust? Don't you at least mean disinfect?
OFFER: Unopened Oreo Double Stuff cookies
Hi! I have one package of oreo cookies that I don't need. Would prefer to have them picked up this afternoon or evening. If you're interested, please let me know when you could pick them up. Thanks!
Seriously? You need to post on freecycle to get rid of Oreos? Don't you have a neighbor or co-worker who likes cookies? But I noticed someone snatched them up quickly in the "taken" postings!
OFFER: Equate Brand Ladies Feminine Products
Equate box of super tampons (plastic applicator) Please include PICK UP TIME and NUMBER in reply. Thanks!
As one of my friends said to me, I feel uncomfortable with someone offering a box of tampons. I know feminine products are expensive, but this is just weird.
And finally, the proof - you can find ANYTHING on freecycle:
OFFER: Kitchen Sink
Kitchen sink: drop-in, cast iron, two-bowl, off-white
Comes with a faucet and a spray attachment.
Very good condition.
I'm sure I'll update this hub frequently, as more gems appear in my inbox. In the meantime, sign up for freecycle in your area - you might find something you actually need, but if not, you can probably cancel your "joke of the day" subscription!
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