This week’s I Must Confess prompt has come at what I think is called good timing, though I’d rather not be able to write about it.
What Drives Me Crazy
What drives me crazy is selling second hand things online. When Ben’s grandad moved into a nursing home, he gave us his fridge/freezer. Previously, we had an all fridge and an all freezer. Well, after working out that the fridge/freezer combo size worked well for us, we decided to sell the all fridge and the all freezer.
You see, I still own them.
Heaps of people have been interested in buying them. It just seems that every single fucking person in the world has no follow through. Or can’t show up when they say they will. (Seriously, I gave this one person nearly a week but they were aaahhhh I can’t talk about them they just make me want to scream they wanted to be fucking hand held and coddled into picking the damn freezer up.)
Or they wanted it delivered. Um, I said pick up only for many reasons, the main one being that THEY DON’T FUCKING FIT IN MY FUCKING CAR YOU FUCKING MORONS. Plus I can’t move things with a busted ankle and Ben can’t move things because chronic illnesses and physical restrictions. It seems like people just assume you’re a removalist with a ute and/or trailer but just don’t want to deliver.
One person said they needed delivery because they are a youth and they need the freezer to keep their food cold. Well, firstly, duh. Yes, that’s why I had a freezer too. Secondly, I get that it sucks when you’re young/a student/poor/whatever and can’t collect (presumably this person didn’t have a car from the way they wrote) but a) that doesn’t change the fact that I can’t deliver and b) I didn’t get a car OR license until my mid-20s so you know what I did? I went without and learned how to get buy. Yes, even if that meant buying little bits at a time and walking 2km each way to a grocery shop. It sucked.
How bloody hard is it to buy something? To show up when you say you will? To say “sorry, I’m not interested anymore” or “sorry, I can’t make it?”
We’re all busy, and I say all of this as a self confessed lazy person… but I still let people know and don’t mess them around because I know I would hate someone to do it to me.
For now, I’ve gotten massively pissed off at the entire thing and taken all of my ads off of the internet.
Why is it so hard to sell good quality whitegoods? Is everything so consumable these days that no one respects things if they aren’t new? Are people really this rude and annoying? Do you want a fridge or freezer?