Here's Your Sign...

@moffittjc (45376)
Gainesville, Florida
October 22, 2016 7:32pm CST
Florida's first cold snap of the season pushed through last night, and temps are expected to be in the mid-40's tonight (about 8 C), and as expected, people will be lighting their first fires of the season. So, I wasn't surprised at all today to see firewood being offered for sale all over town, but one particular sign caught my attention as I was driving home from work. It was a hand-written sign in somebody's front yard, and it said: "FREE firewood for sale!" Huh?
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• United States
23 Oct 16
Did you take wood home? :)
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
I have all the wood I need! Just so you know, I so could have made an inappropriate comment about your question! hahaha
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• United States
23 Oct 16
@moffittj Well I would assume you take your wood home everyday lol! But really did you take the "free" wood home? Haha yes I know lol
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Haha, yes, I carry my wood with me everywhere! I'm really attached to it! No, I did not take any free wood home.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
23 Oct 16
It's still quite mild here. I didn't need to put on my thermal top for running this morning. Was fine in a thin T-shirt.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
23 Oct 16
@moffittjc I have a fuschia pink sports bra which matches my fuschia pink face after my exertions!
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
@5thHouse I like fuchsia pink! Hey, when you start competing in competitive 5K races, you should sign up for a bunch of the Disney World races here in Florida! They offer 5K's, 10K's, half-marathons and marathons all the time. And Disney gives some amazing medals to the participants and winners! Plus, it would be a good excuse to go to Disney World! And I'd come cheer you on!
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
23 Oct 16
@moffittjc Sounds like a good reason to come to Florida. I think I would enjoy that, although running in the heat might be a shock to the system after our colder climes. I think I'd be more interested in the Everglades than Disney though if I did have a holiday in Florida.
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@FayeHazel (20033)
• United States
24 Oct 16
Lol. Free firewood for sale, .. that's a good one. It's like when I can't find a price on something I want I say "what is it free or something?" lol
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Oct 16
I always say something like that to the cashier at the checkout line whenever she has trouble getting something to scan. I always say, "if it doesn't scan on the third try, then it means I get the item for free!" Nothing like putting a little pressure on the cashier!
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@FayeHazel (20033)
• United States
25 Oct 16
@moffittjc lol, that is fantastic. Ah now if it could be true...
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Oct 16
@FayeHazel Hahah, yeah, if that would be true, then I would be rubbing off, peeling off, or otherwise destroying all the UPC codes on every product when I shopped!
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
23 Oct 16
That is chilly, stay warm. I like the free firewood. What a thoughtful and caring person.
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
I don't think their intent was to give it away for free! I think they were planning on selling it, but weren't thinking too clearly when they made their sign!
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
23 Oct 16
@moffittjc lol that may have been so.
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
23 Oct 16
Sounds like there is someone with a heart or with a sense of humor.
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
I think it is more like someone who is lacking in the education department.
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• United States
23 Oct 16
@moffittjc Might very well be!
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@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
23 Oct 16
That sounds like the right price to me grow my own free firewood. We had a rotten stump we pulled out and it burned rather nicely in our fire pit..
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
i always try to prepare ahead of time by finding people throughout the year cutting or thinning the oak trees in their yards. It was easy this year, because after Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew came through, there was plenty of oak firewood all over the place! It takes forever to light, but it buns for a long, long time!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Oct 16
That is a confusing sign! Lol. It's quite chilly tonight.
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
Exactly how much does free firewood cost, anyway?
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@andriaperry (58938)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Oct 16
I need to take a pic of the sign that reads " brown egg for sale"
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
Just one brown egg for sale? I'd be more interested if it said gold egg for sale! lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct 16
That is a confusing sign alright. We are having similar night temps and only 60s in the days.
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
Sometimes I don't think people think before they write stuff.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Oct 16
It has been windy as heck here.
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
Really? We've had absolutely no wind at all, and it was nice and cool all day today. Can't wait for it to get cold tonight! Got a fire going in the fireplace!
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 16
oh really wow theres a mixed message for you How much I wonder will they charge for that f ree firewood how funny looks like some one was not thinking lol lol
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
I wonder if they would get mad if I just stopped by and started loading the firewood in my truck? It would be interesting to see what they say to me!
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• Rochester, New York
23 Oct 16
How much was the free firewood? Did you stop to inquire?
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 16
Haha, no, but I should have stopped and asked! I already have all my firewood ready to go for this winter!
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@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Oct 16
I'm sure it caught many people's attention. It's either free or it's for sale, which is it?
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