However, it amuses me to see what people write on their Freecycle adverts. What does it say about the person? What are people Freecycling?
Here's one which caught my eye today:
Off the top of my head - vegetarian magazine, various environmental / green magazines eg Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace. Good for research, schools etc. Various cookkery magazines, may have some recipes torn out. Health and Fitness Magazines. PLease ask for the ones you want. Available Weekend.
Any requests for 'everything' will be assumed to be from people who are not using Freecycle in the spirit is was designed and are probably carbooters. They will be deleted accordingly without reply.
A bit of tough love here. If you ask for everything that this person has to offer - I'll not include the items in 1 and 2, so as not to make you greedy, then they will immediately assume the worst - you're an evil capitalist carbooter (I assume that's someone who sells random shit at car boot sales, and not someone who puts people into the boots of cars, or makes boots for cars, or kicks cars...). Bad evil person: your email will be deleted.
However, on top of the tough love, there's also an easy glimpse into the sort of hippy recyclingy friend of nature type of person who is using Freecycle. A bunch of vegetarian interest magazines and a green magazines - you can almost smell the hummous and lentils from here. I've no idea what "cookkery" is, but I bet it's not something they teach at schools during "spelllingg".
Ah, looking at people's lives and making arbitrary and superficial judgements. It's what Tuesdays are all about.