Thursday, June 23, 2005

Johnny can't read

Bored as you may be with blog entries about wood, I couldn't resist a sidebar about what is happening with all the wood I split over the past few weeks. I went online again and placed an ad on Craig's List with the headline: Approx. 1 cord split firewood/you haul - $50.

In the body of the ad, I explained briefly about having two trees cut down and splitting and stacking it. I also included a photo of the stack of wood. So today, I get a response to the ad that read simply:
Hello, I'm interested in your wood. Approximately how much is there?
Okay, call me a pervert, but having a strange man send me an e-mail that says he is interested in my "wood" and how much is there was kind of disturbing. I resisted my initial urge to respond, "How much can you handle?"

Now beyond the double meaning of wood in some circles, the e-mail disturbed me in another way. Because the ad clearly states there was about one cord of split firewood. And there was a photo of it. So to ask me approximately how much wood there is gives me every right to want to pummel the idiot with one of the logs. If you don't know how much a cord of firewood is, you shouldn't be playing with fire. A cord is a stack of wood 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long.

But perhaps, once again, I'm being harsh. At least he phrased his question with a complete sentence. I received one reply that said, "i'll take it." That's it.

Perhaps I'm expecting too much from people that read Craig's List.

But I'll keep you posted on who or what ends up with my wood.
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