I'm not a picky person. I'll read anything. I can muscle my way through all manner of postings. Heck, I grew up in, joined, then married into the military. I can figure out most acronyms. I'm pretty sharp, so I can even figure out a lot of butchered words and sentences. All I ask for is a few context clues and a little bit of effort by the author in the punctuation dept. BUT I refuse, outright REFUSE, to read postings/ads/messages/texts/e-mails that resemble a bipolar rant from a schizophrenic.
I have some old tanks listed on Craigslist and asked that interested parties call or text me. I recieved the following message. "U got the 20 I need 1 I can pick up mon. Can you take a check? No leaks right. I can't fix those."
My first instinct was to zing back something sordid about accepting a drop cloth, some trash bags, a hack saw and duct tape in payment, cause I was gonna make a mess shortly. (I made a similar joke in front of a cop in Wal Mart once. The cop followed us to the van and then asked for ID. I made a very big note to self on that one, declaring that joke not funny. (I did repeat it later when talking to my dad in line behind another cop. Unlike my husband who froze and went deer eyed, my dad picked it up and suggested power tools and cement. The cop didn't react.))
Anyhow.... I responded "Try again, it was garbled. What is your name? And why are you texting me?" The conversation from there was rather protracted but somewhat easier to follow. When he showed up he seemed surprised that I wasn't 200 years old and blind.