Yet Another Creative Way to Capitalize on the Rapture

the Rapture Some people either have too much time on their hands, or they've been out of work so long that any get-rich-quick scheme sounds appealing. Such could be the case of one "resourceful" guy in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, who, to put it generously, might feel he's providing a vital cleanup service to those who are planning to be caught up in the Rapture, predicted (by some) for May 21.

Here's his ad, as posted on Craigslist in New York:

"Are you attending the rapture on May 21st, 2011? I expect to be left behind when it happens, so if you aren't going to need your worldly possessions; be they money, cars, canned food, durable goods, etc; I would gladly take them off of your hands. Serious responses only, please. And remember, time is short! You can contact me by replying to this ad. I live in Ronkonkoma, But I'm willing to travel for said goods [sic]."

You have to give him credit for creativity and ambition: Rather than sitting around and waiting for the government to fix things, he's taking matters into his own hands and offering to do something to pull himself up by the bootstraps -perhaps the empty bootstraps of someone gone on to a better world.

And just in case you think the posting is a joke, the ad indicates he is sincere in his offer to collect the worldly possessions of the righteous. Note that he's requesting "serious responses only."


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Raul

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June 26 2011 at 5:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcmchlsmth

Presumably his intention is to sell the goods for cash. But what will he do for cash after the cash from those goods is gone and there is no new rapture scheduled? I am happy to offer him and all persons similarly situated, as the saying goes, the following opportunity to begin to earn a steady income, growing an online advertising-viewing business slowly but surely from small beginnings until it reaches maturity and provides a solid reliable income for daily living: http://www.clixsense.com/?2931915.

May 16 2011 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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