I got rid of my landline. I was tired of getting sales pitches during dinner. I had 6 phones in various parts of the house, so one is always within easy reach. It’s too much bother to unplug them all at every meal. So, I had my landline phone number transferred to a cell phone. That’s easy to turn off when ever I want to turn off the world.
Then, I listed my 6 phones and my answering machine as freebies on Craigslist. Within seconds I had a taker. Before I could delete the listing, I had four more wannabe takers.
Taker #1 said he’d be here at 9 AM this morning. 9:05 I had to go to work. I sent him a text message telling him the phones are in a box on the stoop. I came by briefly at 10:30. The phones were still there. I texted him again – do you still want them?
He texted back – he had a flat tire – he’d be by before 3 PM. I left the box of phones on the stoop. I came back and checked on them again about 1:30 PM. The 2 cordless phones were gone (and one of the manuals). All the hard-wired phones and the answering machine were still there. There was no text from my erstwhile Taker #1 – not even a thank you.
I debated writing him a note telling him that if he only wanted the cordless phones he should have said so in the first place so I could have offered the others to other people last night – but why bother?
So, I wrote Taker #2, and explained the situation. So far I haven’t heard back. If she doesn’t respond by dinner time, I’ll go on to Taker #3.
And I thought this was going to be easy.