May 18, 2007

Don't Act Like An Angel, You're Falling Again

I. Fucking. Hate. Hippies.

But I love free stuff, so sometimes I put up with them ... as long as their stuff doesn't smell like patchouli ... And I joined the lovely little yahoo group that Buckethead introduced me to, Freecycle. Exactly how it sounds ... you give your stuff away and other people take it. (Better known as other people give their stuff away and I take it)

There are only a couple catches to this nifty system:

1. They break it down regionally - which can severely fuck people like me that live on the border of two regions the hippy-gods arbitrarily decided would be good divisions (see rules 2&3 for an explanation of the fucking)

2. Crossposting in multiple areas is NOT ALLOWED! (Apparently it wastes gas and causes too much competition for items ... WTF???)

3. The moderators for the DC area take their jobs WAAAAAAY too seriously.

I ran into this problem when I first moved in and had nothing to offer anyone else but needed things like ... oh I don't know ... a lamp? I was chastised for posting a request without a prior offer. Bitches...

Current problem with this hippy moderator ... giving away a loveseat. This moderator continues to remove my post to give away a loveseat. She initially removed it and chastised me for crossposting in two areas ... and then immediately allowed posting of it again. (Huh?) Now she has removed my posts because I did not wait the appropriate period of time to post on the second list.


So I sent her one of my patent-pending notes about how her rule following was not only petty but in direct competition to her hippy loving goals of environmental safety ... this loveseat is off to the landfill ...

Hippy Bitch

Posted by Princess Cat at May 18, 2007 02:52 PM @ 02:52 PM in What the Crap? // Permalink | TrackBack

Give me her email address.

Posted by: dick at May 18, 2007 07:23 PM

And you're surprised about this coming from some Hippie Chick that doesn't understand economics?

I know you're not surprised. Crazy that since you are GIVING something away that you can't post in two areas...crazy.

Posted by: Dorothy at May 18, 2007 07:57 PM

Here is her reason for why I cannot post in two groups, "please think of the cost in terms of time, gas, and air pollution before you post to a group a long distance away"

A LONG DISTANCE AWAY? Some people in my "home" group drive farther to my house than those in the next group over.


Posted by: Princess Cat at May 18, 2007 08:01 PM

Makes me embarrassed to call myself a hippie.

Do you have Craig's list there? Try that... and as far a patchouli goes? If I ever accidentally swallow battery acid, arsenic, prescription drugs and chlorine bleach (hey, it could happen), forget 911 or ipecac, just wave a dirty t-shirt with patchouli on it under my nose.

I'll miraculously vomit and recover.

Here... this is for you PC: Where do you hide your money when you have a hippie as a house guest?



Posted by: Pixie at May 20, 2007 01:26 AM

Freecycle chapped my ass, so I use Craigslist. Give it a shot...

Posted by: Mia at May 20, 2007 11:52 AM

Posted by: dick at May 20, 2007 04:22 PM

I am sorry to have caused Cat so much agony and suffering. If I'm going to be causing agony and suffering, I'd really rather do it on purpose.

My wife was the one who got us into Freecycle, and it has been a wonder for us - we got: a pair of jump boots for me, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washer, a dyer, a sofa bed, a chest, a big bag of maps, and an assortment of random useful items.

Taking advantage of stupid hippies makes me happy. Though we did offer up some items, and made one single mom very happy by giving her a huge bag of an ex-roommates' magic cards.

I should have sold those on eBay, though.

Posted by: buckethead at May 21, 2007 05:48 PM

Over here we have the GumTree (dot co dot uk) which was set up by the Aussie Ex-Pats over here but has been gradually taken over by the New Zealanders, South Africans and of course the hanger-on Brits like myself.

Since it's an Aussie invention, there is none of the "cross posting" rule crap - it's back to basics. As in, you advertise it, people buy it/take it.

Simple :-)

Posted by: Tilesey at May 23, 2007 02:36 AM