If I had to describe myself in one word like in those online personality tests my word would have been tolerable. But after I did the stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my life I would like to amend that word to idiotic.
My main trait is being idiotic.
Now I am not stupid, I can learn things when I am told them, I have good reading, understanding and comprehensions skills, however I am not good at interpreting and above all I have never had a lot of common sense.
I once thought you were supposed to go over speed bumps at a high speed and they subsequently slowed you down,
I once put a meal that was too hot in the microwave on defrost to cool it,
I didn’t know Stephen Hawkins was British and when I found out I said, “But he doesn’t have an accent.”
And my latest inconcievably stupid move was buying a ticket to a music festival on gumtree.
I wanted to go to Spilt Milk, a music festival in Canberra with a line up so good, people are actually willing to go to Canberra for it.
However my festival path was slightly hindered by the fact I didn’t have a ticket and they were sold out. But the internet is a great place I thought, gumtree had my back and I contacted a guy called Robb Coombes who sold me a ticket for $250 dollars. Mind you that is a good $100 more than they originally sold for, but I’m a committed fan, I thought why not, spend two weeks rent for a good time in December. So I bought the ticket, I directly transferred the money into a CommBank ‘Smart ATM’ ironically naming the trait I was not. At the time I just thought was so this guy could get the money instantly so he could send me the ticket as soon as possible. Wrong.
As soon as I transferred the money he called me to tell me he was having some ‘trouble’ changing the name on the ticket but he would send me through his version so I could have ‘peace of mind’.
I waited with that slice of ‘peace of mind’ for two weeks.
He didn’t return any of my texts or phone calls, his gumtree account was deleted and I couldn’t find him on Facebook.
I got scammed.
I was crying over spilt milk.
Only it wasn’t spilt milk it was Spilt Milk and $250.
The worst part is there’s literally nothing I can do, it’s game set match, well played Mr. Coombes if that even is your real name. I have to eat brown rice and spinach for the next two weeks because your scam so I hope you’re proud of yourself.
And to everyone else, don’t buy shit off gumtree, be smart, be safe, and remember that you’re supposed to slow down before you hit the speed bumps.