Craiglist Creepers - Leprechaun Style

Craiglist Creepers - Leprechaun Style

On Sunday, I was miffed about not being offered free green beer on St. Patrick's Day. If people tell me I look like a leprechaun, shouldn't they give me a drink on the one day a year it's OK to be told that, dammit? While trolling for the semi-regular Craiglist Creepers series, I found my attitude that I should be treated specially on March 17 is not in vein:

1. Craigslist Creeper #1 - Looking for a cute redhead: This guy says, "After all the cute Irish girls yesterday I couldn't help but post this. You have red hair and be fun. I am tall dark haired and fun!" His post isn't too creepy but it does worry me that he calls himself "tall dark haired and fun". Besides the grammar issues, what is it about dark haired/dark skinned guys that make them like redheads. It's like they are actively trying to deplete our race.

2. Craigslist Creeper #2: - Are you a natural redhead?: Mr. Paddy starts with, "For some reason I spent St. Patrick's day thinking of you lovely ladies with red hair! Is it the most important thing about you? Definitely not, but it would be most welcome!" Does this guy have any clue? All redheads know our hair is the most important thing about us. Without it, we would not be who we are today. Feisty? Being called "Carrottop" and "Firecrotch" in the fifth grade made us that way. (Yes, I was called Firecrotch in fifth grade ... by fourth and third graders. I'm still recovering. Honestly.) Anywhozzizle, the rest of his post makes him seem semi-attractive ... condo in the Loop, MBA, 6', dark brown hair/eyes (OK, I know I said in the last post that I think these people are trying to desecrate gingers and have ulterior motives but I can't help but having a weakness for them. It's my kryptonite.) until he says he has an "uber-deep voice". Seriously, who brags about that? And I bet he sounds more like a robot than anything remotely attractive.

What do you think? Am I being too hard on these ginger philes (since there are oh so few who find our lack of melanin attractive)? Or am I right in saying these Craiglist Creepers are well, creepy?

Have you ever posted an ad like this on Craigslist?


P.S. Can anyone recommend a redhead-subculture-friendly therapist so I can explore how my childhood of being known as "Firecrotch" has molded my regressions today?

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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