Breaking up is hard. Getting over and coming to terms with a split can be even harder. Sometimes, we're tempted to go to extremes ... like selling our ex's possessions in a way that shames them and hangs aaallll their dirty laundry out to dry. That's exactly what one betrayed lover in San Francisco decided to do when he posted what might be the most hilarious, bitter, and painfully honest post-breakup Craigslist ad of all time.
The listing is for a $150 "plush-ass mattress," which will "get you to f**king REM and for 6-8 hours every night you'll forget that you're sleeping next to a sociopath." No wonder the poster clearly just wants it out of his life ...
The pain of my broken heart now means less back pain for you! This is basic law of transference type shit. I'm pretty sure the physics work out, but then again -- I paid my college roommate who was a scholarship student to do all my take-home exams so I can't be entirely sure.
So here's the deal: $150 and it's yours. No catch. Get this f**king mattress out of my life.
It's a plush queen-sized Simmons Beautyrest. It's three years old, and feels like you're sleeping on a f**king cloud -- even when you're unknowingly sleeping next to a lying cheater. In a bad relationship and have to lie next to the constant reminder that you didn't go to grad school so that you could move and get engaged? Then this is the bed for you, it will get you to f**king REM and for 6-8 hours every night you'll forget that you're sleeping next to a sociopath. There are no stains, and this thing hasn't seen action in a while.
I thought about giving it away for free, but then I figured, what the hell -- sell the bed, and go buy a Fleshjack and a handle of whiskey. And that's how I settled on $150. This thing is priced to move. It's worth much more than the price, and I figure that even someone who is looking at Craigslist on a Tuesday morning could easily afford it. So don't email me with your lowball offers. And don't agree to $150 and get to my house and offer $100. Because that would make you a lying cheater, and I would rather set the mattress on fire and throw it out of the window rather than sell it to you. Seriously, I will lose it.
Priority will go to those who can come get this literal bed of lies today, as I've got the entire Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette discographies to get through.
And no, I won't help you get it out to your car. There are only eleven steps up to my apartment. You figure it out. I was going to sell the mattress for $200 but I figured it was worth the $50 to watch someone else have to struggle over this oppressive burden. Not a deal-breaker, but it would help immensely if you looked like my ex as I would love to see an entitled, Ivy-League-educated asshole struggle with this thing. But totally not necessary.
Wowwwww, right? But hey, there are a lot more horrible, unproductive, self-destructive ways to express your bitterness after a bad breakup. I'm actually all about someone trashing their ex in an anonymous way like this, where no one is really getting hurt. Heck, this guy's actually going to help a stranger out by selling them a fab mattress at a really low price. Well, maybe he will. The ad has since been removed from Craigslist. But with the kind of press his ranty posting has drawn, I wouldn't be surprised if his inbox is filled with offers for the bed ... and more!
What was your reaction to this angry ex's ad?