Freecycle and lying

I’m a big fan of Freecycle, an online organisation that uses local groups to reduce landfill usage by getting people to give away things that they no longer need rather than dumping them. While occasionally people spoil the system by trying to take every item under the sun, or by requesting ridiculously inappropriate give aways, usually accompanied by a sob story, for the most part it is a system that works well. However, even when it’s working well it has its share of little white lies about the quality of a give away item, or perhaps omissions about how much rust is in the free car parts on offer, but today I saw one that took the cake.


Let’s just take a look at this line by line shall we?

Our girls have outgrown some of their MFC stuff

I have no doubt that they have, but I’m betting that they’ve emotionally, rather than physically outgrown the stuff and the pack of losers that it represents.

Size 3 Jumper – has been through dryer so is on the small size
Size 0 summer jump suit

Previous attempts to destroy the clothes were unsuccessful.

There will probably be more

We got a fine after lighting the incinerator, but we need to get this shit out of our home.

Would like to go to real Melbourne supporter

As though there’s any such thing.

I realise that former Melbourne supporters are trying to purge the club from their lives, but I cannot condone using a community resource like Freecycle in the underhanded manner that Naomi has tried to today.

4 thoughts on “Freecycle and lying

  1. Dave,
    I got a good giggle out of that post. As a lifelong Collingwood supporter, I have been on the receiving end of such stories all my life.
    Sounds like you might have been a Melbourne supporter along the way. There’s always room for you at the Carringbush

  2. I’ver still got my St Kilda beanie that I wore to the 1966 Grand Final win and there’s no way I’d ever give that away, even though I’ve long since “outgrown” it. Naomi’s not a “real Melbourne supporter” herself if she gives this stuff away. Besides, all the “real Melbourne supporters” drive Range Rovers and spend the winter at Mt Buller so they’d hardly want hand-me-downs.

  3. There’s something about kids following Melbourne that isn’t right. It’s like kids drinking coffee or being into Neil Young. No, it’s not right.

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