Living the Wally Lifestyle
How to get banned from Freecycle
April 24, 2004
I now have detailed instructions on how to get banned from Freecycle.
Freecycle is a great grassroots movement which allows people in a town to set up a mailing list that allow you to post items you want to acquire or dispose of. For instance, lets say you have a lawnmower you don't need. Post it onto Freecycle and minutes later someone will most likely ask for it. It's free and it works.
Last week I saved the world a number of times from sudden emergency calamities and by Friday I was feeling a little bit cheeky and cocky. So I thought what my life really needed was an electric donkey bottom biter. So I posted a message to the Freecycle list:
I had a good laugh and I figured other Monty Python fans would get a chuckle as well, but I decided to take it one more level.
On Freecycle, you are supposed to post when an item is taken. So I immediately fired off this note:
So then the messages started flooding in. All of them personal replies:
I guess there are very few Monthy Python fans on Freecycle.
Then the tone started changing:
Sean ought to put out his own freecycle ad. "Wanted: someone to remove the big chunk of oak up my ass."
Then the party pooper himself, Sean Lamont, posted this to the Freecycle list:
Which annoyed someone who had to post this to the list:
Which brought this response from the admin:
From: "David Ruggiero"
"I-am-such-a-cool-dood routine"?? Well, I might be, but only because I just live life. I never became cool, I just did fun things that I enjoy and then suddenly it's a routine? OK.
I told David to go ahead and ban me.
Now the messages freecyle have stopped and I think I have been banned. This really sucks because I have a bunch of things I want to get rid that I don't use anymore.
For instance, my air guitar...
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