Reading Comprehension

October 17, 2009 10:36 am

Both of our laptops suffered unfortunate deaths over the last few months. Well, mine died way back in the spring, and Jess' was suffering from a degenerative condition resulting in it being mostly inoperable. I held on to my laptop because most of the pieces were still good, so it seemed a shame to just get rid of them. Now that both the computers were dead, I decided it was time to get rid of the pieces. So I dismantled all the usable stuff (memory, batteries, optical drives, whatever). I looked on eBay and decided it wasn't worth trying to sell any of it so I listed it for free on Craigslist. The posting starts out like this:

My laptop died a couple of months ago, and my wife's died last month. So I have a couple handfuls of parts to get rid of. They don't seem to be worth trying to sell on ebay, so I'm offering them up for free here.

Apparently, some of the people missed the possessive on "wife". I received these replies:

From Keith:

So sorry to hear about your wife....but life must go on....

From Lorimer (in the form of an eCard with a picture of flowers!):

I'm so sorry to hear that your wife is in a better place now. I hope she had a good life. My sincere condolence.

As for the laptop parts that you're giving away on Craigslist, if it's okay with you, I would like to take them all off your hand in light of relieving some of the burdens off your shoulder

5 thoughts on “Reading Comprehension”

  1. I especially like the offers to lighten your burden by taking your stuff. "Man, it really sucks that my wife died...but I feel soo much better now that I got rid of those computer parts."

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