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a lot of idiots out there

2012-06-22 - 9:03 a.m.

Some doofi decided to launch a denial of service on Twitter yesterday, so my daily Tweet didn't go out. Sheesh, people.

Yahoo has created so many "enhancements" to their mail service to create fake clicks, because you have to click and click to actually get any one email open, so that I have to stop using them. Out here in the boonies, our service just goes out or down too frequently to waste any more time with that nonsense. Apparently, everyone is on a tear to drive away anyone who would like to use the internet on any device other than a smartphone. Real computer? Let's put all kinds of pages and pop-ups and barriers between you and the stuff you want to see. Phone? Let's send you email you can't read on a regular cell phone.

I listed my chest of drawers for sale on Craigslist, and I got an email from a Craigslist crazy. You know how you can just tell? I mean, I'm sure illiterates are fine folks when they're at home, but I have just about decided that I am not going to reply to any more emails from illiterates unless they mention that they have a truck. Illiterates who have a truck are actually pretty reliable. However, the rest of the illiterates out there are idiots. My ad says in the header, Mandeville. It says in the body, "Must be able to pick up in Mandeville."

Against my better judgement, I call back the illiterate in question -- I can tell she's an illiterate because she's in the large category of Craigslist unreliables who just wants to scrawl a phone number instead of saying anying -- and she starts rambling around about how far out is it. How far out is it? We're practically hot off the Causeway. You can't get any closer to New Orleans and be in Mandeville. You'd be in the water. But I can tell she's a little old lady illiterate, so I just politely explain that, yes, you do have to drive across the Causeway if you want to buy this item. Sorry. I do not say, JUST LIKE IT SAYS IN THE AD, WE DO NOT DELIVER, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PICK UP IN WESTERN MANDEVILLE. I just say, "Thank you for looking," and hang up.

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