Warning: Although the following post isn’t specifically about cleaning, shopping or cooking, it does pertain to the pre-Pesach period. Proceed at your own risk.
What do the following things have in common?
- An allegedly non-breakable aquarium
- A functional but not overly powerful vacuum cleaner
- An old computer
- A used stroller
- Several computer monitors of assorted sizes
- A compact-size top-loading washing machine
- A computer printer in working condition
If you guessed that they were all offered – for free – on our local email list in the weeks leading up to Pesach this year or last, you’d be correct!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining.
After all, last year, we scored some great children’s books as well as a DVD drive.
But I must admit that it cracks me up that as soon as Purim ends, people immediately start offering everything, up to – and, possibly, including - the kitchen sink.
I mean, I can understand the urge to
ditch give away one’s leftover chametz. (“Slightly unappetizing, half-eaten package of stale cookies. FREE! First come, first serve.”)
But what causes the most compulsive of hoarders to jettison his or her innate pack-rat tendencies and develop a sudden need to declutter?
The answer, apparently, is that Pesach preparations are all about trading one’s garbage for someone else’s…
What interesting items are currently being offered on your local email lists?