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So I had the privilege of giving away my daughter's kittens. Mom cat had a litter of four and we kept the runt. The other three needed to find other homes to start tearing up instead of our own. So, since I live in a nothing town with (literally) one stop light, I decided to post it on Craigslist. All recent news stories aside, I wanted this done as soon as possible. So I listed it. All surrounding larger cities could see it. Kitten's are much harder to adopt in the winter months since cats normally mate in the spring and summer. This should be easy.
It was. I listed them for free. Wrote about them being litter trained and weened, and blah blah. My phone blew up within 10 minutes of the posting. Texts and calls. I think I got 18 voicemails/texts with in a 30 minute period. Why not?? They're TOTES CRAY CRAY!
So in summary: Kittens. FREE.
MOTHER$%&^%&# that called or texted me wanted MORE THAN FREE. They wanted me to bring litter, litterboxes, food, waterbottles, bowls, scratching post whatevers. Holy Good Gawd you name it, they wanted something more. WTF WHY? Where in my ad would I possibly list "Hey, act now and I'll even spend my own money on you!"
I'm effing WalMart, yo. Not only THAT,..
MOTHER%$&#^$@ wanted me to drive to THEM. Not come to me. Not meet halfway. No. Lord forbid it's free and they do the leg work. Oh helllllll no. Apparently I am the one hard up and in need of a favor. This is 30-minutes-or-less Free Kitten Delivery now. Not down the block. Not in the next town. Everyone lived 45 minutes to an hour away. All of them.. I stress, ALL OF THEM expected me to drive to them some hour away, and drive some hour back. No one suggested to meet me anywhere. When I suggested it, you could cut the reluctance with a knife. Pathetic