Post 106: Oh, Hull No!

Good morning, students. Today, we will learn how to find someone to help you move rubbish out of your yard without paying them anything. In fact, you will act as if you are doing them a favor. This is the Sparky Rule of Economics and Yard Maintenance.

sail boat (Doltish)

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I have a 17 ft. Sail boat that is free come get it out of my yard

As you see, Sparky emphasizes the length of his item. He claims it is a sail boat, but there is no mast or sail seen in either photo. Also the hull doesn’t look seaworthy. It doesn’t look kiddie pool worthy. But here’s the ketch. (Nautical humor!) The photos show that Sparky attempted to sell the boat for a nominal fee. Now when you look at the ad, you think you are getting something worth money for free! And so the sail boat goes to a new home and Sparky can mow his lawn again.

Thanks for the ad, Ralph, very elucidating.

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7 thoughts on “Post 106: Oh, Hull No!

  1. All this really means is that Spark’ has no idea how to take this to the dump.
    Which is sad, as I have seen worse restored to pristine condition.
    Mind, a preservationist will be searching by the class name or manufacturer of the boat (which would give a clue how much the spars & sails might cost –no small bit of chump change).
    Which was probably what happened after this wonder wandered home after a swap meet.
    Spark on phone: “I need sails & mast for a sail boat.”
    “What kind?”
    “Like I Said. A. Sail. Boat.”
    “Uh, this is Jewelry, let me put you on hold…” (hangs up)

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  2. That isn’t the fence yawl think it is. Aunt Sally’s was “thirty yards of board fence nine feet high.” And today’s Tom Sawyer would try to use craigslist to get people to paint it and pay him to do it. Personalized whitewashing lessons?

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