Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reaching out to Face what?

One day, I thought to myself, "What if there are other people out there who have the same problem as me—wasting time looking at pictures of kittens and other cute creatures—and they don't know about this (janky) site?" So I tried reaching out via Scammers' Paradise: Craigslist. 

First, I posted on the 'List in the Bay Area in California, then to Memphis, Tennessee, and then Richmond, Virginia. The posts read a little something like:
Title:(pets) Cute animals of all kinds
You may be trolling Craigslist just to see some nice pictures of animals. 
I understand; I've been there, too. Animals are really cute.
Here's another resource. Don't be afraid to visit. It's (not that) scandalous: 
Oh yeah, don't get the wrong idea by the name: It's a pun. Obviously. 

A little cheeky, sure, but innocuous.
They were all flagged and removed in seven, four and six hours, respectively. I even got a few e-mails about it (one was a scam). Anyway, here's what I wrote in reply to the other one:
Hi Nancy,
I received your message in response to my post on Craigslist. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond, but I was confused by your reply:
I'm not sure why you chose to say that or what that means. Maybe you could explain?
Hope you're having a fantastic day.

I'm still waiting to hear back from her. Nancy: Write me! Or find the Petophile on Facebook!
(Wait, this cat chewing on a twig is kind of sick. Nancy may be on to something here ...)

(Photo by the Petophile.)

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