Friday, January 20, 2012
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Yes, 500 ads. Five hundred of the best and worst, funniest and most sad ads on Kijiji. It's an arbitrary number, but that's a lot of ... something. I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who's visited over the past few years, and especially to the people who've sent me so many great Kijiji ads for the site.
To celebrate this occasion, I'll be running a giveaway contest. Check back on Monday for details on that!
For now, we turn to an ad posted by the kind of person you've probably encountered now and then on Kijiji: An idiot oblivious to basic knowledge. Would you think it prudent to microwave a ball of aluminum foil? Of course not? But what if you put it in a cotton bag? Sounds like a great idea!
Here's an ad that's not an ad. It's a warning, so it's not allowed anyway. Second, check the category: Buy & Sell > Hobbies & Crafts. Third, are you stupid?
POTATO BAKER BAGS
Address Halifax, NS, Canada
FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED THE MICROWAVE POTATO BAKER BAGS
ALTHOUGH THEY WORK AMAZINGLY WELL THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF DIRECTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
THE DIRECTIONS STATE WRAP THE POTATO IN A PAPER TOWEL AND PLACE IN THE BAG .BAKE FOR 3 TO 4 MINUTES ONLY . AND ADD MORE TIME IF NEEDED.
THIS BAG BURNT BECAUSE THE POTATO WAS WRAPED IN
THIS IS THE INSIDE OF A POTATO BAKER BAG
YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE TINFOIL
CAUSED THE COTTON TO BURN