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Sunday, November 21, 2010

This is why I don't like.... people.

I have a bunch of clothes to give away; kid clothes that they've both grown out of. If I were more organized or simply a better mother, I would take them to Hannah's in Albany and sell them, but no, instead I've just been throwing them into the closet in C2's room and closing the door, hoping they would disappear on their own. But the other day, for some reason, I got all organizedish and bagged up all the clothes. Then I went to my local parent mailing list and put out a notice that I had clothes to give away. Here is the exact text of my ad:
I have (not exaggerating) 10 huge garbage bags full of boys clothes, all different kinds (shirts, t-shirts, pants, pajamas, shorts, sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes) ranging from size 2T to 5T. I don't want money, I just want them out of my house. I also don't want somebody who will pick and choose through them, just come and haul them all away because I just want them out of my house! If you can use them, they're yours.

I got, again not exaggerating, more than 150 responses to this ad. I had no idea how to choose so I just picked the first person who responded and told her to come get them, which was obviously a mistake because there were some really needy single moms who responded and I ended up with some rich lady whose kid goes to the preschool that C2 went to, so I know she can afford $1000/month in tuition and can no doubt afford to buy her own fucking clothes.

So, she came by yesterday and was shocked.... SHOCKED.... at how many bags I had. She said "I had no idea you had this much stuff! Do you mind if I look through it and just pick out the stuff I want?"

I'm sorry. Was my ad unclear? Was I, perhaps, vague about how much stuff there was? Maybe she thought I was exaggerating about having 10 garbage bags full of clothes? Upon re-reading the ad, maybe I can see how me saying I wasn't exaggerating might be a little unclear. And, I guess saying that I didn't want somebody to pick and choose might be interpreted to mean that I was, in fact, totally fine with somebody picking and choosing. I wanted to fucking punch her. I said "take it all and please don't look through it." She ended up taking 4 of the 10 bags. Fine, I had 149 other people I can email, I'll go ahead and do that. Bitch.

She just emailed me that it was too much stuff and she didn't want it anymore and she wants me to send her one or two of the names of the 149 other people so she can give it to them. Maybe I'll send them all to her, just to piss her off. Oh, did you say you only wanted one or two names? That wasn't very clear to me, I guess.

UPDATE: I moved on to the next person, who happens to be a blogger and I was treated to lovely pictures of what her garden looked like before she had kids... and then what it looks like now. Yeah. Been there. She just left here with her beautiful baby and all the rest of the bags. I asked her if maybe my ad wasn't clear and she assured me that it was. She didn't look in any of the bags, we just loaded them into her car and she left. YAY!



17 comments:

Big Daddy Autism said...

There are people who seem to float through this world thinking the rules do not apply to them. It makes you feel kinda like a schmuck for following the rules that civilization requires while so many others do not. That is why I chose to live in my man cave and limit my social interaction to my kids, my wife, Twitter and the drive thru window girl at McDonalds.

Margaret said...

oh please, please send her all 149 names.

Nibor said...

I'm glad that I read this before I got any responses about all the shit I'm trying to give away on that very same parent mailing list.

Send me the email address of that bitch who responded to you and I'll hurt her good if she tries that shit on me.

Quincy said...

LOL! Do it! Do it now! Send all of them to her! That would be classic! She deserves it!

Cheryl D. said...

Amazing!

LilPixi said...

I love your closing statement. Good idea. Send em' all. lol

What a doucherocket. And reminds me of all the people who pull up to the food pantries in Mercedes, and then what, pick through for the best stuff? Here's to hoping they go into the hands of who really needs em', and that's not your fault, Jill. I would have done the exact same thing with that many emails.

frazzledmomma said...

You know, as if it were possible after that comment you left me on LwL,and after seeing your sparkling clean *choke, cough* vehicle, I love you even more now. Just email the waste of skin ALL the names and email addresses and say, "here's the names you asked for!"

frazzledmomma said...

And, hey, could you give Nibor up there ^^ all the info, and then blog about it after the law enforcement leaves? Pretty PRETTY please? I'll totally promote that blog for you!! muwahahahaha!

j* said...

No good deed goes unpunished. But hey, if you know where she lives, could you drop off the rest of the clothes at her doorstep along with a printoff of the 149 other names? Yep, just pull up on her lawn and heave the bags out of your car. Makes me smile just to to think about!

Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

This definitely takes the Mommyjacking trophy. You meet interesting creatures to blog about Jill, I'm so jealous.

Jen said...

OMG, how selfish of her. One of these wafty people who expect others to mould around them?? Email her ALL the names and tell us what she said :D Jen

KD said...

Send them all! Send them all! And then, place another ad, and send those over, too!

This is too funny...I'm just over visiting from World's Worst Moms, and I'm glad I came...gotta love a good laugh first thing in the morning!

Miss Melicious said...

Send her no names....It's not your problem. She can place her own add and then have people misinterpret it...serves her right.

jillsmo said...

I decided just to delete her email. Bitch.

Dani G said...

People suck. And they're lame. But, then there are people like the one who came and took the rest of the stuff. Those are the ones we need in our email lists :)

crogers said...

The best part: I did not have to load a single bag. Also, you did not mention the dead mouse.

jillsmo said...

Oh, shit, I forgot about the dead mouse

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