7.03.2012

What did you do after working all day Shasta? Not much, just drove to BFE to see some Craigslist Crazy.



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.


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24 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHA That is SO crazy girl! I swear, there are nutty people on Craigslist, and good for you taking Jerry. I can't believe that guy was really trying to play his shelving off like it was better than what it was. Does he not think people are gonna be like, "uh....this isn't what you said online?"

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  2. Haha omg this guy is crazy to think those are even comparable!! So sorry you guys wasted an evening on that freak.

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  3. Oh girllll...I would have done the same thing! CL needs monitoring from peeps like him! I hope you get those built ins though because they look gorgy!

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  4. This is seriously the funniest thing EVER!! How did he explain his work - was he serious? Was he like "and over here you can see my bookshelves and 1970's tv"??? Wow. Just wow!! How did you not die laughing in front of Larry. haha!!!

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  5. OMG, craaaazy!!! Thanks for the good laugh!

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  6. Haha no way! So you totally hired him right?!

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  7. Glad you took somebody with you at least!

    http://3oh1gracest.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, I'm dying over here! This is too funny!

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  9. Too funny! I saw that first picture on my blog feed and thought "Damn. Gina got her a fine built-in cabinet!" Wrong! Lawdy. I carry my pistol to my Craigslist buying sprees. 'Cause I'm crazy that way;-)

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  10. This is why I don't "do" Craigslist..unless I see an ACTUAL photo.

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  11. This is amazing.
    In every terrible way.

    Too bad you're not on the east coast because I know an amazing, non-craigslist carpenter! :)

    xo Heather
    www.hgifford.blogspot.com

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  12. At least you brought along your hubby for the adventure of it all. Darn that craiglist. Full of imposters.
    My friend has beautiful built-in shelves just like in the picture. I think it's worth the wait and money. :-)

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  13. OMG that is too funny! Totally sounds like something that would happen to me and mine. Does that guy seriously consider his "work" a "craft"? I mean shoot, I could buy one of those at Target or Ikea and put it together myself!

    I'm just so glad you took Jer w/ you!

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  14. OH my gosh. That is hilarious!!!!

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  15. Oh baby girl. . .that was pathetic!! I'm sure you were just in shock to discover his deception. Shame on him for advertising like he does high end carpentry when his work is below sub-standard.

    Lori

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  16. OMg, I am dying!!! What did you say when you showed up and he had basically "built" a book case you can find at target?!!!

    I would have done the same thing, those shelves you actually drove for are similar to some of my pinterest pins! Glad you brought your man!!! Sounds like the guy was a little loony..

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  17. omg that is hilarious!! bless your heart!!

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  18. Hahaha!! This is too funny/the worst! I'm so sorry you drove all the way, but dear Lord what a good story! And full moon for me? Dropped my iPhone, cracked the back in a zillion pieces! Nice.

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  19. hhha oh man... you never know with Craigslist. But in my experience- the good outweighs the bad. at least you got a good story out of it :)

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  20. EEEWWW! That's awful. Do you think he was hoping you'd come alone? How on earth can he think that was expert craftmanship?

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  21. haha thats a funny story. be careful!!

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