Friday, October 7, 2011

The Case of the Missing Recliner

As you'll recall, last weekend I bought some retro, vintage furniture. My living room isn't that big and with the addition of the sectional and the two chairs that I also purchased, I ran out of room fast. 

I had a recliner that had obviously seen better days. It looked almost exactly like the one in the above photo plus or minus a few tiny drops of drink stains. Basically, a good deep cleaning and some screw tightening and you'd have a great recliner. Well.... with getting the furniture, I decided it was time for the recliner to get a new home. 

On the day that we moved in the vintage sectional and chairs, we moved the recliner out onto the porch. It was misting rain and since I didn't want the recliner to get ruined, we placed a clear, plastic drop sheet over it. That was on Saturday. Well come Sunday morning, I started letting every single person know that I had a recliner up for grabs. As in FREE! 

Everyone at my work and a few neighbors got offered this chair. It was a, "first one there to get it, it's theirs" stance. A few people were interested and a co-worker who just moved said that she'd take it. Fast forward to Tuesday evening. 

I go out for something and the recliner is gone. I never heard anyone come onto the porch to get it. Didn't hear a truck back up to my steps... nothing. So then I start to wonder who I know that got it. The girl from work who was suppose to be by to pick it up never text me like she said she would before showing up. I texted another guy from work, asking him if he picked it up and he said no. 

Soooo... I'm thinking that some random person that I do not know, saw it on the porch and decided to make it theirs. However, I had an umbrella on my porch and it was/is still there. If you're going to steal something that you don't know is already being given away as free, why wouldn't you just go all out and take the umbrella too? Anyways, I have no idea who got it but it's gone and that's all I'm glad about! 

12 comments:

tootie said...

So weird!! Too bad your friend from work wasn't able to get it.

Jessa said...

Either they knew they could take it, or they actually thought they were stealing it. I just would have knocked on the door to ask about it. At least it's gone though!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Do you live by a college campus? Because you leave any furniture outside and you're asking for it to disappear.

I just put a couch out yesterday and before I could walk back into the house 4 guys had taken it lol.

star said...

People actually drive arond stealing random stuff on peoples porch or front yard? Sorry they stole from you, but it's just too funny!

Summer said...

omg u crack me up bout the umbrella lol thats why i luv u so...might as well help themselves to that too lmao...omg what in the world...you could of been hangin it out to dry for all they knew...well hmmm not nice on there part but glad it's off ur hands....

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Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Its truly amazing what people will take. I'm totally putting our broken grill in my yard sale and see who takes it.

Mrs. Smith said...

Oh wow, how strange!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh that would drive me insane!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

That is sooo odd!

Jax said...

hahaha! So odd! At least you were already getting rid of it, but still! Take a pic of all the new stuff in your living room!!!

Meghan said...

That's insane!!!

Laura Darling said...

This is crazy!!! So weird!