Reluctant Adulthood Beckons Once Again
I'm getting a new stove this weekend, so I decided to list my old stove and a spare refrigerator I have on Craig's List.
Thinking nobody really responds to ads on CL, I was shocked to start receiving e-mail within moments of posting my ad.
The first response was from a man whose language skills were less than par. He wanted to come over last night to look at the appliances, and it was after 11.
Of course I said no.
So off to bed I went, wondering if the man would arrive this morning and kill me, a la assorted hookers who got offed by Craig's Listers.
I tossed and turned all night, worried that he and a cro-magnon buddy would arrive wearing greasy wife beaters with a lot of back hair showing. I wondered which pair of pants I had that could conceal a knife. I came up with a story I'd tell them-- that my husband, a night-shift cop, was sleeping in the next room so they had to be quiet.
The call came at 9 this morning, and all my fretting was for nought.
The voice was that of a young college boy who's moving into his first apartment. He's attending my alma mater and majoring in Public Relations, of all things. All of his professors are among my favorite drinking buddies.
Judging by his timidity, I'm pretty sure I could kick his ass if I had to.
He said he's borrowing his brother's truck and dolly. I asked if he was bringing anyone to help and he said no at first, then I urged him to try to bring someone because I absolutely hate assisting in moving things, especially heavy appliances.
So now that I am reasonably assured that he's not a rapist/murderer, I'll return to the point of this post.
I hate having to be an adult and deal with issues like selling used appliances and having new ones delivered and installed. That's husband, boyfriend or really butch girlfriend work.
Maybe I need to cultivate a short-term relationship with a Ms. or Mr. Fix-It. I can make them festive meals while they paint and restore and renovate and clean up the yard. Then after they detail my car, we can eat while we watch TV.
I can do that with the best of them.