- May 26, 2018
- Little Rock, Arkansas
Sorry to hear about you never getting free firewood.....without a catch to it. I have placed a few ads on CL for free firewood and mentioned it was on the ground. One caller asked me to not get mad when he told me he sold firewood. I told him I didn't understand why i would get mad and he said when people find out he is going to sell it they get mad. I told him I have given away 10 oak trees in about the last 5 - 6 years and this was the largest so bring help but no logging equipment to mess up my yard. He asked how big the tree was and i told him I did not measure it but I did count the 175 growth rings so it was big, big and bigger. He asked how far he would have to carry the wood and I told him he could back his truck or trailer right beside it and to just take what he wanted and I would burn the rest. He didn't believe I was real and I didn't understand his disbelief. He and his 4 men took almost every single stick of it and left only sawdust. Never heard these types of stories from the other side of the fence so I didn't know but I have been asked more than once if it was split and if I could bring it to them.Gripe
I love Craig's and use it ALL the time, but I have noticed a disturbing trend: It has made begging acceptable.Every day there will be ads asking for valuable items for free.On our list right now there are ads such as WANTED FREE FIREWOOD, OAK,HEDGE OR HICKORY ONLY, or WILL TAKE ANY UNWANTED DRY FIREWOOD,or I AM GOING TO BE NEEDING SOME FIREWOOD SOON this listed along with maybe a dozen FIREWOOD FOR SALE ads.My current favorite IT SURE WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOME FIREWOOD SO I CAN BE WARM THIS WINTER...well duh, why do you think a bunch of us spend so much time gathering the stuff? This phenomenom extends to woodstoves as well: WANTED FREE OR VERY,VERY CHEEP(sic)WOODSTOVE:NO CRACKS! I have never gotten free firewood in my life.At best, I have bartered my labor and skills for someones unwanted trees.