It’s a backbreaker.

December 4th, 2011 · 15 comments

As amused as Emily in Houston was by this item description at the local Salvation Army store, she had to empathize a bit with the poor sucker who wrote it. (“The desk really was large and heavy-looking,” she says.)

The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center - $39.99 Item: HEAVY Desk Description: It's a backbreaker

related: We don’t want your ugly couches and heavy desks.

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  • #1   Tracy

    Yeah…. I can’t WAIT to cart that one home. NOT.

    Dec 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   juju_skittles

      Only if I can have my hubby and son rearrange it six times before I finally decide on the original position in the room! Yes, actually women do do this for fun…

      Dec 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Jessi

      Bitchy women.

      Dec 5, 2011 at 12:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Quite Contrary

      Meaghan’s roommates as one example. (The irony of course that they called Meaghan the bitch.)

      Dec 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   amy

    oh my god, this is probably my old desk.
    I’m in texas, and we donated the HEAVIEST DESK IN THE WORLD to salvation army not that long ago.

    Dec 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   juju_skittles

    I would like more judgement implied than just capitals for HEAVY though. Maybe JEEZ, IT’S HEAVY. Oh, maybe not at the Salvos though. How about WHALE OF A DESK? No still not enough PA for me…How about APPARENTLY STILL CARRIES PREVIOUS OWNER’S BAGGAGE? I give up. Anyone?

    Dec 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   shesajem

    What desk with go lovely next to my wife – the ball breaker..

    Dec 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   infant tyrone bang

    Along with the key in that file drawer are 75 Pat Benatar vinyl LP’s
    http://bit.ly/rDXaGw

    Dec 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   shwo! bang

    It’s not Heavy Desk. It’s Heavy D, Esq.

    Dec 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Jimmy James

      Good for Heavy D, going to law school so he’d have a fall back plan if his hip-hop career didn’t pan out.

      Dec 5, 2011 at 9:57 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Canthz_B bang

      Heavy Defense, Attorney at Law.

      “If it don’t rhyme, he ain’t do the crime!”
      1 (800) 4hiphop

      Dec 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    Poor saps were trying to carry my desk and my typewriter at the same time.
    It ain’t heavy, it’s my Brother.

    Dec 5, 2011 at 12:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Dude, have you read what’s scratched into this desk?

    Yeah, Man…I’m digging on it.

    That’s one heavy desk!!

    Must have been in a philosophy classroom!

    Dec 5, 2011 at 12:44 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   travispippens

    Reminds me of the joke comedian Dave Attell said about getting advice from a one tooth man. He said he would rather get advice from a one legged man.

    One legged man: “Elevator’s down!”

    Dave Attell: “Thanks one legged man!”

    One legged man: “Slippery out!”

    Dec 5, 2011 at 9:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   wright1

    As someone who’s moved a lot of heavy furniture and appliances, Team Notewriter…

    Dec 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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