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18 Jul 2005

An ode to Craigslist

Filed under: Personal — paulcook @ 4:13 pm

A brief timeline of my afternoon:

2:40pm: Posted advert on craigslist, for a sublet of my room for the month of August, which I’ll be spending in sunny (though cold) South Africa.
3:01pm: First reply. Guy sounds a little … intense.
3:27pm: Second reply. Guy says that this is one of his options, not willing to commit yet. I dislike the fear of commitment in others.
3:46pm: Third reply. Recent graduate from Boston University, needing somewhere to stay while looking for an apartment from September.
3:55pm: Phone above person. Agree on terms, make sure he sounds reasonable, discuss how his previous roommate washed his clothes in a bucket with a plunger. Agree to sort out payment in the next few days.

So in less than 90 minutes, I’ve just made $500 for myself, thanks to craigslist. By renting a room that was furnished substantially off craigslist.


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  1. Well at least you’ll get someone who’s seen how a bucket and plunger work. So he’ll be able to wet your floor and unblock your toilet while you’re gone. Or here, so to speak!

    Can’t wait to see you bud!!!

    We got lots to talk about!!!

    Keep well and see ya soon :-)


    Comment by Charl — 22 Jul 2005 @ 3:11 pm

  2. I’ll be there in a few days! Looking forward to it tons!

    Gaan lekker wees!

    Comment by paulcook — 27 Jul 2005 @ 10:45 am

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