Friday, December 16, 2011

My apologies to freecycle

(This cartoon is available as a poster

A couple of months ago I posted a little joke about freecycle, a website devoted to local people getting rid of things for free. (Click here to read it.)

I was lampooning the awful stuff that people had listed for that day, just because I thought it was a funny little collection.

I've been a member of freecycle for a few years and, although in the past I've received --and given!-- some nice things there, recently it seemed there had been a real decline in the quality of the items there.

Well, now I must heartily apologize to the whole freecycle organization, because it was all due to freecycle that I received the most awesome set of chairs!

Okay, first of all, let me show you the "before picture." I got a bigger table a few years ago since our family has gotten so large, but I didn't have enough chairs to match, so we had a blend of folding chairs and mismatched wooden chairs around it.

This picture was taken in our old house, by the way.

Okay, now the "after picture."

Is that not a beautiful set of furniture?

(Oh, and that's our tail-less cat there too. Read his backstory here if you're interested.)

But the best thing about these lovely matching chairs is that they were FREE! That's right; these eight matching wooden chairs cost me nothing!

So, freecycle, I apologize wholeheartedly for making fun of you, and I take it all back.

In the words of Archie from "A Fish Called Wanda:"

"I'm really really sorry; I apologize unreservedly. I do; I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future."

Wait, did I just get to the point where the apology was worse than the actual offense?

Oh. Sorry for that too...


  1. I love that speech in 'A Fish Called Wanda'! I love the chairs, they go so well with the table and house and are just beautiful.

  2. Thanks Belle! I've seen "A Fish Called Wanda" many times and it's still funny! :)