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#### Twik

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« Reply #1200 on: November 19, 2013, 01:39:42 PM »
For a non-conformist, the "Urban Outdoorsman" is very hung up on what his friend has to say about him. His friend describes him as "about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds"? Is that his actual height and weight, or just what his friend thinks?

I wonder if he's living on the friend's sofa, and friend is dictating this over his shoulder, hoping that some other person will take the leech nonconformist off his hands.
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« Reply #1201 on: November 19, 2013, 02:54:06 PM »
For a non-conformist, the "Urban Outdoorsman" is very hung up on what his friend has to say about him. His friend describes him as "about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds"? Is that his actual height and weight, or just what his friend thinks?

I wonder if he's living on the friend's sofa, and friend is dictating this over his shoulder, hoping that some other person will take the leech nonconformist off his hands.

I was wondering why this complementry friend hadn't already taken him in.  Who wouldn't want an Urban Outdoorsman in their spare bedroom?  Perhaps Friend now feels that it is time for the Urban Outdoorsman to move on, lest he become bound to one spot and lose his freedom.

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« Reply #1202 on: November 19, 2013, 05:36:57 PM »
I couldn't possibly offer him a room. After all, if he had a room and a spot out of the rain, he wouldn't be an Urban Outdoorsman anymore and would be complying with the standards of the masses. I couldn't possibly do that to a "differently oriented" individual, it would be disrespectful of his identity.

#### Miss March

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« Reply #1203 on: December 03, 2013, 02:18:41 PM »
I didn't find this on Craigslist, but rather on CNN.

A homeless man is offering people the chance to take a 'course in homelessness.' For $2,000, he will give you a three day 'guided tour' of being homeless. http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/02/pf/homeless-tour/ The article did say that no one had taken him up on the offer as yet. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good bye so hard.-- Winnie the Poo #### Mollie • Jr. Member • Posts: 59 ##### Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist? « Reply #1204 on: December 05, 2013, 10:23:05 PM » saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bks/4177679812.html You can have books sung to you by the prophets. Isn't that amazing? #### Lorelei_Evil • Hero Member • Posts: 2056 ##### Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist? « Reply #1205 on: December 06, 2013, 07:59:37 AM » I think he's talking out of his Kiester. #### Twik • A Pillar of the Forum • Posts: 28735 ##### Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist? « Reply #1206 on: December 06, 2013, 09:49:19 AM » I didn't find this on Craigslist, but rather on CNN. A homeless man is offering people the chance to take a 'course in homelessness.' For$2,000, he will give you a three day 'guided tour' of being homeless.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/02/pf/homeless-tour/

The article did say that no one had taken him up on the offer as yet.

Actually, I think this is a clever idea. There are a lot of people who talk about the homeless, but if you could at one time help one out, and learn about their issues at the same time, I'm not going to say it's outrageous.

He may have to study finding the right price point, though.
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#### One Fish, Two Fish

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« Reply #1207 on: December 06, 2013, 10:31:17 AM »
I didn't find this on Craigslist, but rather on CNN.

A homeless man is offering people the chance to take a 'course in homelessness.' For $2,000, he will give you a three day 'guided tour' of being homeless. http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/02/pf/homeless-tour/ The article did say that no one had taken him up on the offer as yet. Actually, I think this is a clever idea. There are a lot of people who talk about the homeless, but if you could at one time help one out, and learn about their issues at the same time, I'm not going to say it's outrageous. He may have to study finding the right price point, though. POD. It's creative. I'll get there. Eventually. #### Redwing • Member • Posts: 349 ##### Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist? « Reply #1208 on: December 06, 2013, 10:47:49 AM » I didn't find this on Craigslist, but rather on CNN. A homeless man is offering people the chance to take a 'course in homelessness.' For$2,000, he will give you a three day 'guided tour' of being homeless.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/02/pf/homeless-tour/

The article did say that no one had taken him up on the offer as yet.

Actually, I think this is a clever idea. There are a lot of people who talk about the homeless, but if you could at one time help one out, and learn about their issues at the same time, I'm not going to say it's outrageous.

He may have to study finding the right price point, though.
POD.    It's creative.

Creative and enterprising.  When my daughter was getting her MSW, she was required to spend a weekend as a homeless person.  The school had made arrangements with the local homeless shelter for their stay there, but during the day she lived on the street.  She learned a lot from that experience.

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« Reply #1209 on: December 06, 2013, 10:50:51 AM »
I know that Christmas Is Coming when my local Freecycle lights up with requests for Ipods, video games, musical instruments...

...and then there's the woman who needs everything - furniture, housewares, white goods - for her new apartment and oh by the way you'll need to deliver it, too.

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« Reply #1210 on: December 06, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »
Makes me glad I belong to a FB page where people know that most things are not going to be free if there are in search of something.  Although, it doesn't stop some people from making very low offers on certain items.

#### Amara

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« Reply #1211 on: December 06, 2013, 12:01:15 PM »
You're right, mrs_deb. The e-begging ramps up to stratospheric heights in November and December. I admit I find their assumption that I have no one to give all my expensive things to amusing so I read them before I flag them.

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« Reply #1212 on: December 06, 2013, 12:54:34 PM »
You're right, mrs_deb. The e-begging ramps up to stratospheric heights in November and December. I admit I find their assumption that I have no one to give all my expensive things to amusing so I read them before I flag them.

I don't allow that sort of thing on my Freecycle group.  No begging, no sob stories, and for heaven's sake, we are NOT there to provide Christmas for your family!    Freecycle is not a charity, although the end result is often the same.

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« Reply #1213 on: December 06, 2013, 01:17:03 PM »
Either my local reuseit group's mods keep a very tight behind-the-scenes leash on that sort of thing, or I may be part of the sanest freecycle-ish group around! I've seen amazing offers (like the free washer & dryer my husband & I got a few years ago) and the occasional unusual request, but nothing totally bizarre or seemingly greedy.
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#### mrs_deb

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« Reply #1214 on: December 15, 2013, 06:25:00 PM »
From today's Freecycle email digest:

I need a laptop for school. I'm currently at the Philippines. 2nd hand
laptop is ok. If possible pls ship t. Thanks

Yeah, I'll get right on that.