I don’t expect much from people. Really. Just some common sense, a little logic and maybe some interesting conversation every once and awhile.
Ever since Sunday, I kept getting a phone call from someone with a 310 area code. According to Wikipedia, that is somewhere in the Los Angeles area. I don’t know anyone in LA. I mean, I know people who live there, but my guess is that they aren’t calling me. Ellen? Tom?
Anyway, along with the calls, that I decided not to answer, I also got a text which read:
Hi! Is this desk still available?
With a picture of a desk.
I thought about sending back a smart ass response, but I get scared and paranoid about that stuff. Like what if the text was coming from…inside the house! So I ignored the text too.
This afternoon I got yet another call from my 310 buddy. This time I answered it because I was feeling feisty.
310 Buddy: Uh, hello?
Me: I just said that.
310 Buddy: What?
Me: What do you want?
310 Buddy: Oh. OK. Is the desk still available?
Me: I don’t know.
Me: I’m just kidding. I don’t have a desk.
310 Buddy: Craigslist.
310 Buddy: Is this 619-733-XXXX?
310 Buddy: You have a desk for sale on Craigslist.
Me: No, I don’t. It’s the wrong number. Can you give me the ad number?
310 Buddy: Ad number?
310 Buddy: I don’t se…oh yeah, here’s a number.
Me: Can you give it to me?
310 Buddy: Do you have a pen?
Me: I have a pencil.
Me: *sigh* I’m ready.
310 Buddy: Oh! OK…it’s 33044….
310 Buddy: OK. So…
So now I don’t know who got beat with the stupid stick worse. The guy trying to buy the desk or the moron that posted the ad with the wrong phone number.
Because I’m such a nice person, I replied to the post on Craigslist and let the guy selling the desk that he had an interested party and left 310 Buddy’s phone number, along with a request to change the phone number in his ad. It is going to really blow 310 Buddy’s mind if he gets a call from the Desk Seller.