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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #990 on: June 16, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
Actually, A lot of people use it instead of bug spray. Mix it with tobacco and dish soap and spray it on your roses to get rid of aphids and other bugs.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #991 on: June 16, 2012, 03:33:21 PM »
huh... ya larn somthin' new ever'day!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #992 on: June 16, 2012, 10:42:02 PM »
If it doesn't kill them, it makes them minty fresh. :P

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #993 on: June 18, 2012, 11:13:45 AM »
My town has a "clean out your house" week every Spring. That's when you can put all your junk on the curb and the city will pick it up at no charge.

I was walking in my neighborhood and someone had put out a perfectly good flat-screen 26" TV. It was a few blocks to my home, but I lugged it back. It works great!  :)

I bought the tv in question about 6 years ago at Sam's Club, under warranty, for $50. The sound was broken. We took it for a warranty sound repair, and it has worked like a champ since. We live in a three story townhouse and the tv weighs more than 50 lbs, so I will be happy to have someone pick it up from the ground floor! It claims to be HD ready, but I haven't verified that claim.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #994 on: June 18, 2012, 11:27:08 AM »
Someone posted a need for a "chicken coupe" over the weekend.

I am currently envisioning a bunch of chickens overthrowing the chicken farmer, Animal Farm-style.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #995 on: June 18, 2012, 12:36:30 PM »
Someone posted a need for a "chicken coupe" over the weekend.

I am currently envisioning a bunch of chickens overthrowing the chicken farmer, Animal Farm-style.

Why? Are they riding in a small two-door car while doing it?   ;)
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #996 on: June 18, 2012, 12:42:45 PM »
Heh, you are right; I was thinking of a coup.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #997 on: June 18, 2012, 02:37:08 PM »
Why don't chicken's like to ride in sedans?

Because they prefer a coupe  *ba da bum*

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #998 on: June 18, 2012, 02:44:01 PM »
Can anyone think of a use for drums of used antifreeze?  I keep seeing that one on my local Craigslist - for some reason, they keep reposting it as there's been no takers :-)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #999 on: June 18, 2012, 02:58:15 PM »
Why don't chicken's like to ride in sedans?

Because they prefer a coupe  *ba da bum*

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1000 on: June 19, 2012, 03:06:04 AM »

I've heard "chester drawers," once in a great while. It does sound odd to me; I'd wonder, "Who is Chester?" In fact, I didn't hear "chest of drawers" much until I moved to the deep south. It seemed like a lot of words to describe an item, TBH. We said "dresser."

Chest of drawers is the UK term for it.    Over here, you'll find a dresser in the kitchen - a free standing (usually) piece of furniture made of cupboards with shelves above it - something you might possibly call a hutch?  Over here, a hutch is an outdoor 'crate' type home for a pet rabbit...

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1001 on: June 19, 2012, 11:19:41 AM »

I've heard "chester drawers," once in a great while. It does sound odd to me; I'd wonder, "Who is Chester?" In fact, I didn't hear "chest of drawers" much until I moved to the deep south. It seemed like a lot of words to describe an item, TBH. We said "dresser."

Chest of drawers is the UK term for it.    Over here, you'll find a dresser in the kitchen - a free standing (usually) piece of furniture made of cupboards with shelves above it - something you might possibly call a hutch?  Over here, a hutch is an outdoor 'crate' type home for a pet rabbit...

Divided by a common language, indeed.

Yeah, a dresser is for things you'd dress yourself in. A hutch is either the thing in the dining room (which might also be a buffet or a sideboard or a cabinet) OR the rabbit thing (which I don't know an alternative U.S. name for except a cage, I guess).
Also, I think you guys use "cupboard" a lot more than we do, though it means more or less the same thing here -- we just use "cabinet" more frequently. Also I think you use cupboard for things we'd call closets (part of a room) or wardrobes (freestanding, tall clothes containers).

Weird stuff I've seen on CL lately -- lots of homemade or extraordinarily ugly cat towers. And a 'barely used' cat toilet training kit, which I guess maybe isn't quite as gross as barely used human toilet products, but still strikes me as icky, irrationally. (Yeah, we got a cat.)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1002 on: June 19, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »
Around here, chest of drawers and dresser are pretty synonymous.  A hutch or a china cabinet is more like what you described for the kitchen or dining room.  And a rabbit hutch goes in the backyard and is presumably inhabited by rabbits.  :)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1003 on: June 19, 2012, 11:51:00 AM »

Weird stuff I've seen on CL lately -- lots of homemade or extraordinarily ugly cat towers. And a 'barely used' cat toilet training kit, which I guess maybe isn't quite as gross as barely used human toilet products, but still strikes me as icky, irrationally. (Yeah, we got a cat.)

The litterbox is something i am iffy on. I wouldn't accept a used one, but I have one that I used for about 3 days before giving up on it. My cats were too big for it so every day when i came home from work it would be on its side and I would have to clean it up. I tried moving it to a few different places to see if I could wedge is somewhere but gave up after day 3. It is still perfectly usable - just not by me - but I feel weird about offering it up.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1004 on: June 19, 2012, 11:56:17 AM »

Weird stuff I've seen on CL lately -- lots of homemade or extraordinarily ugly cat towers. And a 'barely used' cat toilet training kit, which I guess maybe isn't quite as gross as barely used human toilet products, but still strikes me as icky, irrationally. (Yeah, we got a cat.)

The litterbox is something i am iffy on. I wouldn't accept a used one, but I have one that I used for about 3 days before giving up on it. My cats were too big for it so every day when i came home from work it would be on its side and I would have to clean it up. I tried moving it to a few different places to see if I could wedge is somewhere but gave up after day 3. It is still perfectly usable - just not by me - but I feel weird about offering it up.

A litterbox could be sprayed down with disinfectant, but I guess I'd be more interested in one passed down from someone I know than one that could have been used by a sick cat or something. Maybe you can give it to a friend?

The item I was referring to from a CL ad was this:
CitiKitty toilet training ad

(On second glance I see it's unused ... but it's only $21 from the manufacturer.)