However, this is where I get a tad bit annoyed, when the people fighting are adults, in their 40s. I mean, really? And to be quite honest, Iím referring to the Bargain Hunterís Unite! site for Holmes County.
Let me start by saying I absolutely love the site. Iíve actually sold a lot of stuff through it, and made a lot of money, but I donít use it religiously like some people. I swear, every time I log onto the site, I see the same posts, from the same people, and the same ugly, overpriced items they are selling.
I understand that the site is now looked to as a part of a personís daily routine, but when youíre crazy enough to use alter ego names in an attempt to hide how crazy you are, you have an issue.
I want to look at some of these people and be like, no one cares that you are selling an old used doll for $10. I would pay you $100 to never speak about it again. Harsh? Probably. Oh well.
I also enjoy the times when I see grown adults arguing over a $3 sweater. Itís three dollars. Let it go. Itís absolutely hilarious to think that me, a 17-year-old kid, can be more mature than a grown woman. I mean come on, that never happens.
I canít really count the number of times Iíve been told I need to grow up or learn my manners, (Sometimes, people think because Iím 17 I donít understand how to treat people. Whatever.), but the ironic thing I find is that people who are twice my age are fighting over an antique piece of clothing that probably costs less when you go to Goodwill.
But this stuff is hysterical. I enjoy it quite thoroughly.
It just goes to show you that you canít give people anything that they wonít abuse, no matter the age. Personally, I try to keep my mouth shut about anything on the Internet. Sometimes I donít, but I know that it really can ruin a reputation.
Think about how your employer would feel if they saw you fighting with another grown woman about a pair of used shoes. That might make you look at your actions in another viewpoint.
I also wish people would realize that the site is purely in the hands of the users. Yes, there are administrators, but they donít parent people. They expect people who are old enough to use Facebook to be old enough to monitor their own actions. Clearly, they were mistaken.
It just makes me laugh. Grown women fighting over used items that will probably sit around their homes collecting dust.
I canít do much about it, but for now, Iíll just sit back in my chair, with my popcorn in hand, laughing.
Published: July 4, 2012