I sold Liz’s old 16GB white iPhone 3G tonight to a cop from Lytle, TX. A lot of cops shop on Craigslist.org, this is the second time I’ve sold to one.
He was really cool and commented on how he like the way I posted the item. In the end, the deal went very smoothly and he paid full price for the phone without haggling.
The adventurous part of the deal was the trip home. While waiting at a red light on SW Military Hwy, the car behind us rolled forward and rear ended our Honda Odyssey. When I looked in the rear view, the passenger in the car, a cholo-looking older fellow, starting chugging his tall boy.
"Oh boy," I thought, "hear we go."
I jumped out of the car and looked for damage. I really didn’t find much. A small dent most likely made by the bolt on their front license plate. I went back to the passenger side window of the car behind me.
"There’s a little damage to my vehicle, and I know there’s alcohol in this car, so I doubt you want me to call the police."
The lady who was driving was very nervous and offered to give me her driver’s license to hold until she got paid so she could pay out of pocket. I looked at the license in my hand and asked her what I was supposed to do with it.
"I can’t cash my check without it, so I’ll get back to you when I get paid and give you a couple hundred dollars. I need to cash my check to get medicine because I have cancer." She did have a shaved head, both in real life and in her license picture, but that doesn’t mean she has cancer. She might just like short hair.
I looked back at my bumper and looked back at the lady and told her to go on, we don’t need to worry about it. Liz and I gave our rear bumper another look when we got home and confirmed that there is indeed a small dent, but nothing worth getting upset over.
However, I hope the prospect of having the cops called put a little fear in them to keep them from driving with an open container.