Craigslist post about moi?

Yesterday fellow Metroblogging Vancouver author Wynne showed me the link to a Craigslist posting that seems like it was directed at me. My name is Jeff and I often read and comment on both Matthew Good‘s blog and the blog of his wife Jennifer Good. So when Wynne saw this she thought it might be related to me.

Reply to: pers-113907616@craigslist.org
Date: 2005-11-26, 8:21PM PST

Hi, all i know is your name is Jeff and you have left some funny comments on jennifer good’s blog. You also were a part of the Matt Good bashing after Arts County Fair last April. You left some awesome comments. Would love to meet up and chat some more about the hilarity of Mr. and Mrs. Good. Reply if you’re interested!
this is in or around vancouver


Now I like to think of myself as being funny, and whether or not I actually am it’s something I try for, but I don’t know that I’m funny enough to warrent a Craigslist missed connections post. Also if this is me, and it’s possible it’s another Jeff, then I think April has got it mixed up. I do try to be funny, but I rarely direct my feeble attempts at humour toward the Goods since I enjoy Matt Good’s music and enjoy reading his political blog posts and I have nothing against Jennifer who from her blog seems nice enough.

So if it’s a misreading of what I comment on their blogs, then is it proper for me to reply to someone who clearly seems to want to meet up with someone so that they can sit at a coffee shop and bash the Goods with a likeminded person? I could certainly use the female companionship, but am I able to be deceptive and make up enough things to bash the Goods about?

Secondly even if April is looking for another funny Jeff, (which is quite clearly impossible because two funny Jeffs in Vancouver how likely is that?) what drives someone to use percieved dislike of a local rock musician and his wife as a basis for a coffee date?

5 Comments so far

  1. Ryan (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 9:22 am

    Run and don’t look back. Anyone who wants to put that much effort into negatively discussing someone else is a sad lonely individual. We should get together sometime and talk about her.


  2. Jeffery Kelly Simpson (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    Yes, but you are seriously underestimating the degree to which I’m tragically single. Scruples be damned, I need a girlfriend.

    *Edit: Wait I totally like know you in real life, and so you know how single I am.


  3. wyn (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 10:59 am

    If it’s a question if you’re the right Jeff (I know that’s just part of the questions you have), I hesitated in thinking it was you because I would have thought you would leave more identifying information at someone’s blog such that she wouldn’t have to go through CL to find you.
    But then, I think CL’s missed connections is a place where people can meet up due to the whimsical ads whether it was who it was intended for or someone that resembles the intended… you never know….


  4. Jeffery Kelly Simpson (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 11:08 am

    Yeah I figure it would have been easier to just click my name and go to my blog in the MG.com or JG.com comments section, but who knows. I suppose it’s possible there is another funny Jeff out there.


  5. Jeffery Kelly Simpson (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2005 @ 11:41 pm

    It was pointed out that this also may be a male posting this, since no name is given. I thought the name is April but in fact April is when the debacle at the Arts County Fair happened when Good was pelted with objects such as large tools like wrenches from the crowd.



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