It has been one busy AND CRAZY week.
Big pieces selling in the antique mall, TRYing to finish multiple projects to go to the mall, & of course, looking for potential new projects –some off Craig’s list.
◊ I’ve been struggling with CL for a while—anything I post over $50 garners tons of spam. I’ve been trying different tricks to minimize this, with no luck. Plus, one REposted (4x) ad got pulled by CL and I can’t figure out why—they had no issue with it the other times…?
◊ Then there’s the (sadly) usual thing—people don’t show up. Even when THEY are the sellers—??
◊ Early Thursday, someone had been offering this pink chair Free! Two day old ad, I responded, it was mine! But we were in pouring rain all day so I arranged to pick it up first thing in the morning. Thursday evening the lady emailed me saying, “I gave the chair to a neighbor. Sorry. Thanks for your interest.” HuH? Sure-her chair, but I keep MY word. Karma, lady –karma.
◊ Also early Thursday, saw this dresser. $30. I negotiated $25 (has missing doors on top) AND to pick it up in the morning because of the pouring rain all day. Friday morning I text when leaving—also as per our agreement, remember, people don’t show up. I get to her house and promptly get yelled at that she “almost called me last night because she had 3 offers [after our agreement] for full price….” Now she’s trying to strong-arm me for the $5! The husband came outside to try to bully me further. Geesh. “Are you kidding?” I told her about the chair—and gave her $25 –as we agreed.
What is wrong with people anymore? Seriously?
What happened to please and thank you, kindness~courtesy, or doing what you say~keeping your word—??
Is that too old-fashioned any more?
Not the MODERN way?
Do I just sound crabby?