I had an old cellphone that still worked, so I decided to put it on FB as a giveaway. Within about half an hour, I had several responses saying they were interested. Then, one person wanted photos of the phone, details as to its memory, etc. Were there any scratches? Was it suitable for a youngster to use? Another said they would be by to pick it up within an hour, and never showed or texted. I had waited for them before going out. A third wanted it delivered out of town. One person, who was fifth in line, texted me about every hour wanting to know their chances. Another told me a story about her handicapped son who had smashed his phone and needed a new one, and could I please ignore everyone else and let her have it?
So, this turned into a real job just keeping track of all the messages, who was to show up, what time, etc.
In hindsight, next time, I will just leave it on the front porch and say come and get it.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.