# Oh, people why are they are so dumb?

1. Jun 22, 2009

### Cyrus

We have some leftover carpet padding, so I put an add on craigslist saying you can have it if you come pick it up. This lady calls me and says she wants it and is going to pick it up. I told her to call me when she leaves her house, no call.

The next day she says she got home too late to pick it up. Then she says the next day, again she doesn't call to say she's leaving. She leaves a voice mail saying her husband was on call and she forgot, but that Wednesday would work for her.

At this point, I didn't even bother to return her voice mail (yesterday), so today she calls me and says she wants to get it. I told her ok, and she said she is leaving her house with her husband.

I gave her directions over the phone when we first talked on Saturday. But I accidentally told her the wrong road to turn on at one step, but I told her to mapquest it before she leaves her house.

What does she do, leave without mapquesting it. She then got lost with her husband and are right now circling around somewhere. She called me when she got to the intersection I told her to call me at so I knew she was close.

I think her phone died because it goes straight to her voice mail.

Another (smart) lady is coming by to pick up said padding at 8pm tonight.

The first lady is an absolute idiot. Even if they find the house, I'm not there and I told her explicitly to call me so I could meet her there. It's been almost an hour and a half now, so I think they probably gave up and went home.

Anyways, unbelievable. Mapquest directions before you leave, charge your cell phone, and don't be an idiot.

I don't feel the least bit bad for them driving in circles right now either.

\rant

2. Jun 22, 2009

### Pengwuino

Whine whine whine. Here's a hanky.

3. Jun 22, 2009

### Cyrus

How's those lasers working out on that Wii Remote, smart guy?

4. Jun 22, 2009

### Pengwuino

They're being shipped from China. I bought like 5 red lasers too and have plans on convincing a few people that there's a perpetual sniper following them.

5. Jun 22, 2009

### Cyrus

I hope it emits IR light, because that's all the WII remote will work with.

6. Jun 22, 2009

### Pengwuino

I bought 2 IR lasers and 5 red lasers. 1 IR for the pen im making, 1 red for the pen, then the rest to just mess around with. I'm going to buy a couple IR LED's from radioshack to make that 3d imaging crap.

OH SWEET! I'm going to mount the laser on my .22! PERFECT! I could mount it on my shotgun but that wouldn't make too much sense...

7. Jun 22, 2009

### Cyrus

She just called me when she got back home. They waited at the house for half an hour, and thought I would sit there waiting for them after they got lost.

Like I have nothing better to do but sit there waiting, in the hopes that they actually find the place. Then she said if I could ask the lady coming at 8pm to leave a few behind for them *since they waited*......yeah right.....

Oh, and her battery did die. Smart.....real smart.

8. Jun 22, 2009

### OAQfirst

Wouldn't this be better placed in your blog?

9. Jun 22, 2009

### Pengwuino

There are a few members who are so beloved on this forum that the main forums ARE their blog.

Cyrus isn't one of them, put this in your blog.

10. Jun 22, 2009

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
:rofl:

11. Jun 22, 2009

### Cyrus

You wish you would be in one of my blog entries. Shine that laser into your eyes, and then press that button on your .22

12. Jun 22, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

You two should either have a sitcom or write for Hallmark. Not sure which yet.

13. Jun 22, 2009

### OAQfirst

14. Jun 22, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

Sweet - so which one is Andi McDowell and which is Rosie O'Donnell? I'm thinking Cyrus is more of a Rosie. Maybe I should start a poll...

15. Jun 22, 2009

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
LOL! Yeah, I think Cyrus is the better Rosie.

16. Jun 23, 2009

### BobG

A couple years ago, I found a cell phone laying in the middle of a mountain road. I brought it back to town and waited for someone to call me on it. When someone did call for Ricky, I explained how I found the phone and instructed them to have the owner call me once they did get in contact with him.

Sure enough, just one minute after hanging up the phone rang. It was the same caller I'd just talked to. They decided to call Ricky to let him know I'd found his cell phone.

He had a lot of friends. Even if they were smart enough not to call me again, they'd call one of his other friends looking for him and that person would call to let Ricky know someone found his cell phone.

17. Jun 23, 2009

### Huckleberry

I wonder if Ricky is still on the mountain? Or maybe he doesn't like his friends very much.

18. Jun 23, 2009

### rootX

These are free, right?

I think people would spend 60$on gas/time etc to get something that cost 30$ for free.

19. Jun 23, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Count the number of times the word "free" is used in commercials for new products - the latest wonder mop, knife set, etc. A rule of thumb in sales is that you will sell more products every time you say the word, FREE!

One of my favorites was the company selling the Italian [heavy accents] espresso maker. They give you the expresso maker, FREE, which only uses their own little proprietary espresso packages. My guess is that the homemade espresso costs \$5.00 a cup. But you got the espresso maker for FREE! Perhaps also noteworthy is the fact that I haven't seen that commercial for quite some time. I remember thinking that they got it backwards. They were betting on people continually spending money for their little propietary expresso packages after getting their FREE product. I think you normally want to get the money up front by promising all of the free junk.

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20. Jun 23, 2009

### Pengwuino

I remember that company! They shipped you the stupid little.... i want to call them "modules" but thats too technical of a term for the BS they sold... and you were on like a monthly plan from what I remember.