(Background) I've bought and sold a few things on that wonderful website with almost all very very good luck, but this week has been just plain old stupid. Today, the stupid rose to the ceiling, and hit the fan, but didn't really have anywhere to splatter because the rest of the room was full of stupid. I'm selling a motorcycle, which will remain mostly undescribed except that it's cheap and not pretty. This is made quite clear in my advertisement, and I even posted a picture, with the offer to post any detailed pictures that people asked for. (Actually, I'm selling two of them, but that will soon become unimportant. At 8:16 this morning, I got a text from (no idea on name so I'm calling him 3116): "Bike still for saal?" (Me, assuming that it's a fat finger touch screen issue, which I usually forgive one or two.) - "Which one? I have two bikes for sale, and both are up on craigslist." "Both send me pics" This was confusing. One's a street bike, and one's a really high strung motocross bike. Two TOTALLY DIFFERENT machines. I put it aside to the person being young and having money to burn or something. It is tax return season after all. I send a few pictures, and then hop in the shower to frantically get ready beings as another person was showing up quite shortly to look at the street bike. I was in the shower for about 6.5 minutes. My phone went off about 5 times. All of them were texts. Here I'll mention that in the ad, it says call me, NOT text me. Maybe if you have a quick question that's easily answered, then texting is appropriate. However, those five texts read as follows: "wat is bike?" "is it a good bike?" "can go?" "faster" "wats ur loset $" I took my time in replying, partly because I had to figure out what he was asking, and partly because that's a fair amount of information to convey via a text message, especially when I'm fairly slow with my thumbs. Oh, did I mention that I was also getting ready to show the bike? It was a whopping 4 minutes before my phone started to honestly blow up. "u there" "ansr plz" "lowest $" "diddy bac" Those came at one minute intervals. During that four minutes, I got a call from the potential buyer asking for directions, so as I was trying to speak, my phone kept beeping and exploding away in my ear. Finally after 2 more minutes, I replied to the Dingus: "I have a potential buyer looking at the bike in a little bit here. I'll answer your questions in a couple hours." Apparently that's an invite to send three thousand more single word and/or single letter, and short question ambiguous texts. Well three thousand is an exaggeration, but the texts continued to flood in. When the buyer showed up, I plain old shut off my phone because Dingus Brain 3116 wouldn't shut up. After about 45 minutes of chatting, looking the bike over, and a test ride, the buyer decides that it's not what he wants, and politely tells me so. He was still (very) chatty and so I jokingly mentioned Dingus Brain 3116 to him. He thought it was pretty crazy, so I turned my phone back on to show that it actually happened. I didn't count them, but it was a solid three minutes of my text noises going off. No joke! TBC, it gets crazier!