Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Small Dresser

"3 drawers. Could use some work but is clean. Out on corner of Geneva Avenue and Prague St."

A search of the CL free section reveals 26 dressers being given away. All are flawed. This one alone is hilarious. In case the pictures don't tell the story, let me make it clear: this dresser has been through hell and back. It "could use some work"? Even a free dresser shouldn't need work. It certainly shouldn't need structural repair, which is what the picture of its back suggests. I'm pretty sure it was a stunt double for another dresser on the set of "Walker, Texas Ranger." Its first and last taste of showbiz. It never recovered.

"OK, so it's beat to hell," you say, "at least it's ugly!" Yes, it does have that going for it, it is very ugly. But some folks think of that as a bad thing. For those people, there are 25 other free dressers on Craigslist. And Ikea sells the Kullen three drawer dresser for only $39.99, with only a fraction of the ugly.

Odds of this dresser going from the street corner into someone's/anyone's home? I'm putting it at 1 in 20.

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