I hate when people waste my time.
I hate when people waste my time while I am preparing to have my fourth kid.
I also have no tolerance for stupid people who waste my time.
Last weekend, I went hog on the upstairs and cleaned out all the girls clothes, including baby clothes. I sorted them into keep (I plan on making a quilt with all of our special baby clothes), sell and use for mud season (if you live in Maine, you understand).
I came up with bags and bags and bags of clothing, so I decided to put some of it on Craigslist.
First, I put up an entire trash bag FULL of onesies, blankets, PJs, bibs, socks, etc.
This lady emailed to tell me she wanted the stuff and her father would be over the following day to pick it up. I told her I also had other brand name clothing for sale. She wasted my time for about an hour and forced me to separate things into sizes (which I had to do anyways). At the very end, she said she was still trying to get someone to drive to our town to pick them up. Never heard from her again. Thanks for wasting my time, I surely didn't have to go through these clothes on a Saturday evening.
Then, this morning, I posted some newborn up to 6 month clothing. All brand name clothing in excellent condition. I received an email from another girl. My "stupid" alert should have gone off right from the get-go, but, I guess I had sucker written across my Craigslist ad and I fell for it.
Here is her initial email:
" how much do u want for ur clothing"
My thought: Didn't you read my post? Which post are you referring to? The PJ/onesies or the clothes? I said make me an offer.
"all of it? what brands do u have"
My thought: Seriously? Did she NOT read my post? It listed all the brands. And responded with the clothes I had, pretty much a regurgitation of my post.
Then she starts asking if she can buy certain brands. I told her no, I didn't have time to sort through everything. Again. Im becoming annoyed.
Then asks if I have a pic of the clothes. Then says, well just the lot of clothes, not individual photos. Gee, how nice of her.
Then, proceeds to tell me she lives in Rockland, Maine. Not close to here. Now, I KNOW I put our location on the post. Does this girl not know how to read? I am thinking not.
So, after all that stupidity, I tell her we live near Portland, and she says "Yeah, that's too far"........................
WOW. I'm sure she's a winner.
So, after that, we headed to the grocery store for a weekly food order. I'm obviously pregnant. It's obvious we have three, young girls. Boy, did the comments fly today! Let's see.....
1. "Wow! What cute girls you have!...........OH! And you're pregnant too!?! Wow. Another girl or a boy?" and I responded with "A boy." and she says "Oh, good! Now you can stop trying!"
HA HA HA! Yeah. Right lady. We would have kept going. And going. And going to get a boy.
2. This one was at the cash register. More winners there, too. "OH! You have three girls?!?!"
Um yeah, that's right. and then I move away from the cart and this not-so-bright woman (probably in her 30s....but believe me, I think her brain cells were few and far in between) says:
"And you're having another one! Wow! What are they a year apart or something?"
Me: "Um, about 20 months or so" and go back to emptying my cart. Becoming very, very annoyed after the influx of stupidity in people I am experiencing today.
"Oh wow. Good for you. Are you having a boy? Because if you are, then you can stop right there and no need to keep trying!"
Was that lady for real? Do people really, really think that we would keep having children until we "got our boy" or do people ever think that there are some people in this world would be happy with either a BOY or a GIRL???
I wish I could stop there, but the lady kept going on and on. The cashier was even rolling her eyes (who is usually our cashier every Monday). The cashier would try to talk to me, and the annoying lady would keep interrupting with the stupidest of comments.
Maybe it's because I'm pregnant, but is it me, or are these people lacking some serious brain cells???