Craigslist really has become my guilty pleasure. I love to browse it while avoiding the work I really get paid to do, because, let’s face it: the shit show that is other people trying to sell/have sex with their random useless junk/selves is WAY more fun than my real job. Comme ça…
Soda Can Tabs
“Soda Can tabs. Almost a 5 gallon bucket full. Asking $15. Call or text xxxxxxx. Located in Richmond KY.”
Some fat tweaker is trying to sell a nasty 5-gallon bucket full of soda can keys. And he thinks he can get $15 for them. This isn’t even the kind of thing that would attract you Pinterest freaks who notoriously horde otherwise useless trash that you could “turn into a frosted lamp” but really just sits on top of the fridge for months and remains useless trash. No, if anyone were to buy this, it would have to be those fedora-sporting neck beards who fashion chain mail out of soda keys and bike chains.
My favorite part of this post (besides the sticky-coated pipe dream of slowly making his fortune off of Mountain Dew and Faygo) has to be the fact that he included TWO pictures of the pop can keys. You know, just in case you didn’t get the full scope of the opportunity the first time around, or in case you wanted another angle of the keys–just to make sure they were, in fact, just what you were looking for.
October 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm
A Craigslist essay, that could be cool. I think just following it for a month to come up with these posts would be a cool essay that would say something, I’m not sure what exactly, about local places. How you go about writing or focusing on certain things would be that “something” I can’t say yet. But it would be cool to also to use to explore different places across not only the USA but in different countries too. That said, more Craigslist experiments! Also, I suggest doing research to see if anybody has written about Craigslist. I have definitely read poems based on missed connections before.