Thursday, February 3, 2011

Craigs List Quilter

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that
 but simply growth.
We are happy when we are growing."
– William Butler Yeats

Mornin`.. Wanna hear a story of what NOT to do on Craigs list? Ok.. grab a cuppa...
In an effort to promote even more local business, I posted an ad on Craigs List for my services. Yes I did. Wierd, but true. I've been doing a bunch of strange things this year, beleive me! So I'm driving my happy ass home from the coast (I say happy because I got some sun!) and my phone rings. Now calm down I am in the middle of nowhere without a car in sight. I answer it.
Caller, Hi, this is Tiffany and I have a lap top to be quilted, can you fit me in?
M: <smirking at "fit in"> Sure, how about tomorrow , would you lke 3 or 4 pm? ( I believe in choices ya know)
Caller: I'll take 3 pm, whats your address?
Caller, ok, see u then
Me: Tiffany? Which quilt shop referred you to me?
Caller: Oh, no shop.. Craigs list
Me: <pulling car over> OIC, okkkkkk see you then.

Now I am in a slight panic. Did I REALLY just give my address to a perfect stranger on craigs list? I THINK I DID!
OK, now I 've done it. Just when I think that the LUCY moves cant get any screwier ( don't use that in scrabble K?) They get screwier!!
I took out my trusty text finger and notified the world around me. An all call to be on alert for 3 pm tomorrow. Do you know where your mother, wife, sister, friend is??? Now its not enough that I haven't slept well in 3 damn years, lets ADD this to the mix! REALLY? I did what? grunt.
Fast forward to film at 11:00 ..............
I was once again lucky in life and I wasnt raped, robbed or murdered. I DID in fact meet a very nice novice piecer on a mission. THANK YOU LORD!
All the text recipients can relax, I'm safe. Will you all please watch me a TAD bit closer? I am a dork!
Now here where I am, reports are on the news nearly nightly of what NOT to do on Craigs list. I am a watcher of said news! Everyday I say.............. whats wrong with me???!!!????


free indeed said...

For the most part we are trusting souls aren't we? But, yeah, I would really be wary with Craig's list...
God is still in control and nothing will happen that He does not allow. Who knows, if you do a crummy job, that really nice woman might come back to get you! :)

Lindah said...

Isn't it sad that our world is such that we need to be so careful?!
Glad it worked out ok!
Be safe!

Mama Pea said...

You crack me up. Glad it all worked out for you!

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