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  1. vampiremenionprey

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Dec 2 2008 14:11:28
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    I'm not laughing at the person who wrote this, but rather along with him...and for his sake, I truely do hope that he didn't "bomb" his living quarters.

    http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/chi/196226851.html

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Dec 2 2008 19:28:56
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    holy crap that is the coolest thing EVER. Thanks so much for sharing that.

  3. Mommy Hates Bugs

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Dec 2 2008 19:57:58
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    Pretty sure this was a woman in Chicago from a few years back. A lot of people assumed it was written by a guy, but I'm almost positive it was a girl. It's been featured on the Best of Craig's List.

  4. myLifeinZiplocs

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Dec 2 2008 23:43:10
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    I think people automatically assume a male voice, when there is no other indicator of gender when things are written on the internet. Screen names, etc. Unlike there is a clear indication of femaleness, I think most people assume male.

    Damn Patriarchy!

  5. vampiremenionprey

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Dec 3 2008 0:53:23
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    My husband laughed hysterically when i read it to him. Best of craigslist is where I found it while searching for "my bedbugs" children's show.

    Man, woman, or god...That was a boost of pure positive battling attitude!

  6. Adele

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Dec 3 2008 1:23:07
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    that was written by our very own JessicainChicago (or something like that).

    Nobugs gave her a special designation - she is not a "Newbite" or a "Junior Member" .

    No indeed. That priceless discourse earned her the special designation of "Craiglist Ranter".

    you will see her when she posts again - she has not been around for a while

    I think many of us - if not most of us - can relate to the feelings she writes of but very few of us could write like her and express it so well

  7. fightorflight

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Dec 3 2008 3:58:37
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    Yes, it is Jessinchicago and funny.

    But there is another open letter, too, that takes a much more tender and regretful tone to the little beasts. After all, you are so close to them during one of the most stressful times of your life. I can't find it! I think it was linked here.

  8. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Dec 3 2008 4:10:05
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    Yes-- it is Jessinchicago.

    Here's an article about her Craigslist post, which got quite a compliment from US magazine.

    Jess also wrote these posts on the blog.

    She's wonderful and very talented.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Dec 3 2008 11:42:26
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    That was good. It really lets the emotion out and I bet she felt better after writing it. Funny stuff!!


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