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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...
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