Cruising craiglist, I find for sale ad for 2 paddles.
One is a Bending Branches, decently priced at 60 bucks, in like new condition. Retail for over 100 bucks. Not interested; have several different models already.
Then I look closer at photos of the paddles. I hadn’t read the description of the 2nd paddle yet. I’m thinking, “Is that paddle what I think it is”???
If it is, that 40 dollar asking price “must” be a mistake made by the seller ???
Anyway, I start trying to make phone contact with seller; can’t let that slide without making sure.
If seller had 10 of them @ 40 bucks each; I’ll take all 10!!! When, where do you find a like new condition Blackburn Design paddle for 40 bucks???
Can’t make contact with seller; leave multiple messages. No return message…
Next day I get a return call. Nice guy, with not so fun message. Paddle had been sold. I’m thinking somebody jumped on that deal like white on rice, shortly after it hit Craigslist.
A tear trickles down my cheek…
Like the Rolling Stones song says, “You can’t always get what you want”!!!
Oh well; I don’t have to answer the wife’s question,
“Why do you need another paddle”???
Cause I wanted it; I needed it…
Sometimes we confuse want, and need.
I was not confused!
“I needed” that paddle!!!
It would have looked great as a companion for the Blackburn hanging next to my computer.