Today I put stuff on Craigslist that is just clutter. Americans are known for being pack rats. You go into my parents house and it's a museum of old crap we call nick-nacks not worth the the time to give away. Oh look a ceramic Kingdome. It was so Iconic that we demoed it built a new one after just 25 years. So why is on my parents bookshelf?
I don't want to live like that. So I sell of just ger rid of anything that sits too long without being used. Today I posted four things on Craigslist. A set of JBL Surround speakers that are still great and look great. A set of Technica Roller blades, a wine making kit for when I wanted to play Jesus (never used it as it was given to us), and ski boots that never fit right. They would squeeze my feet because, as my wife says, I have Fred Flinstone feet. They are my anchors. Between their width and weight I don't even sway when I'm good and drunk.
I had a church contact me saying that they would take any ski equipment. By this point everything was gone. Post something for free on craigslist just for fun. 60 emails an hour later and it doesn't seem like so much fun. But seeing that a Christian youth group wanted them made me say "Fuck no I'm not giving them to you." Good thing it was email and not a return voicemail.
First off, does anyone else feel the same way? Secondly, what's wrong with us that do? Are we so resentful that we can't grow past our differences? Are we so hateful that there is no way we could support someone that might think differently than us? It's a tad on the intolerant side. Is my core that doesn't want religion anywhere near my life fighting with my inner Seattle hippie that wants to just get along with everyone?
What experiences have you had where you weren't treating someone fairly? What do you think about it?