This is how you know that a full moon is almost upon us: people lose their damn minds and act a fool. What I chose to do today after work is a perfect example of crazy full moon behavior.
You know how I love to refinish furniture, right? And that I am obsessed with getting a good deal, right? Well today at work I received an exciting email response that I had been anticipating.
Back story: During one of my MANY Craigslist trolling sessions I stumbled upon a carpenter that specialized in custom built-in shelving, the photos of his work were amazing and his prices were TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! *ding ding ding*
This is when my common sense should have taken over and I never should have looked twice at Larry the carpenter's CL ad, but good ole' common sense was being lazy (or effed over by the almost full moon) and did not nudge me in the right direction at all, instead I decided to email Larry in hopes that I could schedule an appointment to meet with him because MAMA NEEDS BUILT-INS BAAAD! *cue Chris Rock voice*
In the email that I received today Larry explained that he is booked out for months, but finished a job early so he would be able to meet with me at his workshop late Monday (yesterday) evening. "Perfect!" I thought, since I had to work late on Monday anyway!
I AM SO DUMB SOMETIMES, but not SO DUMB to go meet Larry alone. I drug Jerry along for this exciting adventure in Craigslist fraud.
Larry advertised this quality of craftsmanship, something like this is what I thought that I was going to see (and hopefully have built in my home):
Are you ready for this? THIS sums up what kind of "work" Larry actually does and at what skill level:
Here is the kicker, we drove over 80 miles to see absolute crappola. Larry = cousin Eddie from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
I am now taking a sabbatical from my Craigslist iPhone app until this ridiculous full moon phase is over.