Classified Ads that capture the imagination

Here’s an ad from the intranet at work:

FOR SALE: CASELOT OF CHAPSTICK (200), 1987. SPECIAL EDITION “CYNDI LAUPER – GOONIES MOVIE THEME” ASKING $75

The punctuation suggests that the Chapstick is 24 years old. I wonder if it has a best-before date. It is an interesting combination – the Chapstick caselot plus Cyndi Lauper.

Here’s another one from the office:
TAXIDERMY COBRA, 5′ LONG, COILED IN STRIKING POSE. STANDS 17″ TALL. MINT CONDITION. $225.00
Better act fast – Those cobras don’t come on the market very often, particularly in mint condition!

Here are two that have been on my bulletin board for years – certainly long before I dreamed of having a blog where I could put them to good use. Look at the pinholes from the pushpins, and the discolouration. They both came from a neighbourhood newspaper.

I wonder if they got a good response. There must be someone tennis player out there who has given up pottery but has Jerusalem artichoke to spare.

I was quite pleased with myself for having the presence of mind to black-out the names and phone numbers before posting them here!