I love Craigslist. I’m not talking about the useful, utilitarian part of Craigslist that everyone loves, where you can get a sofa for $30 and sell your broken shelving unit for $10, I’m talking about the rants and raves section. I know there’s no possible use for wasting my time reading these things. I tell myself its an anthropological study of human behavior on the internet. I tell myself I’m tapping into of the collective consciousness of human frustrations. I’ve really just read all the news articles I’m at all interested in and am now looking for a mindless way to pass the time on the bus.
I love perusing the various categories: Rants and raves, missed connections, the community forums – people reaching out to others, trying to connect in a disconnected venue. Typically I can’t claim that I relate to most people when they post to these forums. Posters are usually blabbing about topics that I am not at all concerned about. However, these three I found to be amusing and witty, and so I share them with you.
My Type of Contest – I, too, always thought it was unfair that users of Craiglist seem to think graphic designers should work for free, submit their thought-out and developed ideas, and then just sit and hope to get rewarded for them.
Wit is Worth Something – Hahahah! Concur. I love proper punctuation myself.
People can be such poopy-heads – My brother, I truly feel your pain. I know many people do. Solidarity brother (or sister). My heart aches for you.
I find it interesting that not only does Craigslist offer us a place to unload our material junk, but also our mental junk as well. So happy reading on all the missed connections and the rants of the Craigslist crazies out there – you might find some that sound just like you.