So here you are, guys and gals.
Another gem from Portland craigslist - actually, another Clark County one posting on the Portland list, so that's a disclaimer:
Date: 2007-07-02, 12:42PM PDT
i want free chckens that lay eggs so call
How, dare I ask, does one dream up the ideas for these kinds of posts?
I imagine it goes something like this:
Mr. Y (we will call him) wakes up one fine Saturday morning. He's hungry. He suddenly craves an omelette like nobody's business.
He looks around outside the window of his dwelling in Vancouver, Washington. Alas, there are plenty of Republicans and hicks, but no chickens that lay eggs.
But Mr. Y does not despair. A-ha! He thinks. Being Internet savvy, he will hunt down an egg-laying hen on the web. Better yet, he will post a note to the Internet community that communicates his needs.
Today will be the day.
He will visit craigslist. He will post. He will get his omelette. His dream will come true.
Then he will realize he has no Tabasco for the eggs and the vicious cycle will begin once again.