YSaC, Vol. 308: Let me tell ya about the birds and the …

2009 May 21

selling ford truck – $1200


$1200 obo this has been a good truck for me but i have to sell it because i cant ever get to it with all of the bees around it they have been in and around it for almost 2 months now and i havent been able to get near 5 feet or else i get stung and im sick of it i still have welts from months ago stingings and i cant even get to work because i cant get to my truck so i have to sell it test drives at ur own risk i cant go with you too many bees 308

Sara and Geoff both sent this one in. Sara points out that apparently bee stings cause a lack of punctuation.

I really … just … wow. If anyone has always wanted a truck that has had thousands of bees living in it for months, here’s your opportunity.

74 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 May 21
    corn flakes permalink

    So this guy lives somewhere that doesnt allow punctuation
    and doesnt have exterminators?

    Adores: 12
  2. 2009 May 21

    *shudder* As someone with bad apiphobia (fear of bees) that pictue will probably give me nightmares. I also wonder why he didn’t bother to talk up any of the good points about the truck. “Low mileage. New tires. CD changer,” or whatever. He seems more concerened with convincing us to never, ever go near the thing. Great sales pitch!

    Adores: 12
    • 2009 May 22
      Kitty permalink

      I have the same phobia!

      Adores: 2
  3. 2009 May 21
    Manda permalink

    This is scary! It reminds me of a scene from the movie “The Secretary” in which one of the characters is found dead in their car and upon inspection a bee is seen crawling out of his mouth…totally creepy! For me this would never work however if you like raw honey this might be the truck for you!

    Adores: 1
    • 2009 September 30
      OF Clark permalink

      I did not see that movie!

      Adores: 1
  4. 2009 May 21
    Colleen in MA permalink

    I’ll never understand it. A person has a computer, the internet, the knowledge of how to post ads and receive responses off of a community forum. BUT doesn’t know how to call an exterminator? WTF?

    Adores: 18
    • 2009 May 21
      kristen55 permalink

      Yeah, hey, do you think there’s any other way we could deal with this? Other than having a truck sitting around swarmed by bees for MONTHS? Nope. Guess I have to sell it.

      Adores: 18
  5. 2009 May 21

    Ha! This is my favorite yet, I think. The bees, the bees…

    Adores: 2
  6. 2009 May 21
    dissimilitude permalink

    Exterminator, beekeeper, maybe an exorcist? That many bees on a truck looks like some kind of biblical plague!

    Adores: 9
  7. 2009 May 21
    woofless permalink

    My husband hauls beehives commercially on a flatbed semi truck (brings them to farms, etc for pollenation)….He’s got a bee-suit & he’s quite used to his own truck looking worse than that pickup. Given that fact, he thinks $1200 isn’t a bad deal for a pickup truck….LOL he says tell him where it’s at and he’ll show up in his bee suit for a test drive ;)

    Adores: 25
  8. 2009 May 21

    What he didn’t reveal is that the truck is parked over Homer Simpson’s pile o’ sugar that he stole from Hans Moleman.

    Adores: 16
    • 2009 May 21
      corn flakes permalink

      I heart you

      Adores: 0
    • 2009 May 21
      Rachel permalink

      First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.

      Adores: 4
      • 2009 May 21

        Then an English guy pops out and steals your sugar when you doze off.

        Adores: 2
    • 2009 May 21
      Count Blah permalink

      The bees…! They’re defending themselves somehow…!

      Adores: 11
      • 2010 January 21
        JMeister permalink

        The bees are on the what now?

        Adores: 1
  9. 2009 May 21
    oi! permalink

    this is for you YSAC: do you offer some kinda reward or something for most ridiculous and/or destined not to work type ads?

    Adores: 0
  10. 2009 May 21
    PrincessLuceval permalink

    This has to be the most elaborately concocted story to get out of work. “Yeah, boss, I can’t come in, the bees are still there.”

    Adores: 19
  11. 2009 May 21
    Lizzy permalink

    Hey, this same thing happened to a friend of mine, but it was wasps and a Porsche.

    Adores: 7
    • 2009 May 21
      corn flakes permalink

      It figures. Bees are more of a blue collar working insect.
      But those wasps are just so flashy.

      Adores: 38
  12. 2009 May 21
    Sarah permalink

    get this car away from me too many bees

    Adores: 2
  13. 2009 May 21
    aniktwo permalink

    My grandfather was a beekeeper, and he often would go out to other people’s properties and “capture” their swarms. They are just looking for somewhere to live! This guy and his truck… LOL! Just call a bee person already!!

    Adores: 4
    • 2009 May 22
      kristen55 permalink

      Around here there are people advertising on CL everyday to come remove swarms for free. After all, free bees when you’re a bee farmer is a pretty good deal!

      Adores: 5
      • 2009 September 14
        Beelover permalink

        No it’s not. Containing a swarm of bees is a LOT of work. Yes, you get the bees (and the resulting products)… but, they may die just as soon as you get them situated in a hive. VERY few beekeepers will take care of your swarm for free!

        Adores: 7
  14. 2009 May 21

    That’ll give you, er, bees.

    Adores: 3
    • 2009 May 21
      colleen permalink

      Is that a reference to Tim Curry in a perfumery?

      Adores: 0
  15. 2009 May 21

    How does this even HAPPEN? That’s what I’d like to know.

    Adores: 2
  16. 2009 May 21

    Yeah, big deal. Wear one of those beekeeper suits and walk away with the DEAL OF A LIFETIME.

    Adores: 3
    • 2009 July 30
      Russianwolf permalink

      It’s a Ford, ain’t that good of a deal no matter what. ;)

      Now a Dodge Ram, I’d be all over it in a second.

      Adores: 0
  17. 2009 May 21
    Amu permalink

    The best laugh I had in a long time! Thanks for posting!

    Adores: 1
  18. 2009 May 22
    Jian permalink

    I like my women like I like my truck… Covered in bees! (With apologies to Eddie Izzard.)

    Adores: 19
    • 2009 July 11
      Cory permalink

      Oh thank you, that made my day. If no one else had made that comment I would have myself.

      Adores: 2
      • 2010 January 2
        Shawn permalink

        I was scrolling through the comments to see if someone else had made this joke before I posted it myself. xD Well done!

        Adores: 1
        • 2010 January 8
          Black Ice permalink

          Me too! XD I do so love Eddie Izzard.

          Adores: 1
  19. 2009 May 22
    Sarah permalink

    But seriously I am going to end all my sentences with “too many bees.” I think this is a good idea too many bees.

    Adores: 23
    • 2009 May 22

      That’s funny too many bees.

      Adores: 6
  20. 2009 May 22
    Rocky permalink

    Maybe HE’s the exterminator, and all his exterminating stuff is in the truck?

    Adores: 16
    • 2009 August 11
      Kate S permalink

      I know this bee post is old, but you just made my Tuesday, August 10th, 2009, Rocky.

      Adores: 2
  21. 2009 May 22
    Jackie permalink

    It’s the long awaited sequel to Snakes on a Plane: Bees on a Truck!

    Adores: 30
  22. 2009 May 22

    Ok, so instead of calling a beekeeper or exterminator and paying a couple bucks, he would rather not go to work, risk getting fired, and lose so much money that he has to sell his truck?!!! That’s messed up.

    Adores: 1
  23. 2009 May 22
    araispoetry permalink

    Best reason to sell a truck ever.

    Adores: 10
  24. 2009 May 22
    Goobs permalink

    My boyfriend had an old Honda that he wasn’t using and he left it out front in his condo complex. It sort of rotted there and eventually wasps built nests in it. Eventually the home owners’ association said he had to move it because the wasps were a hazard. He got around the wasp situation by donating the car to charity. They didn’t care about the wasps. I think he warned them ahead of time before they picked it up. I think. He got the tax write off, anyway.

    Adores: 3
  25. 2009 May 23

    This is my new favourite post here. I’m reminded of that movie The Deadly Bees. You should superimpose the outlines of Crow, Mike, and Tom Servo on this photo.

    Adores: 4
  26. 2009 May 28
    Vanessa permalink

    And no mention of even a year of make so you can’t blue book it.

    I’m curious how this will help his work situation. On the one hand, no longer having a vehicle too bee-infested to drive. On the other hand, no vehicle at all.

    This is kind of off topic but a co-worker at an old job once got suckered into “car-pooling” with another office mate who lived near him. This plan immediately fizzled when he went to pick her up one morning and eventually gave up when she never appeared. She showed up at work later that day and sent him a note saying she had “temporarily gone blind” and thus wasn’t able to dial his number correctly (or find the front door I guess.) I thought that was the greatest excuse ever. I stand corrected and salute you, too many bees.

    Adores: 5
  27. 2009 June 3
    Haley permalink

    Um…did no one realize..
    He said he wouldn’t test drive it with whoever comes to get it, because there’s too many bees.
    All it would take is a suit and a can of raid, and you’d have yourself a free truck.

    Adores: 9
    • 2009 August 13
      Clarence permalink

      You are exactly correct, except that the truck is advertised for $1200, you simpleton.

      Adores: 0
      • 2009 August 17
        Traveler permalink

        In fact, she got it perfectly right: if the owner is not going to be with you on the test ride, there is nothing keeping you from getting rid of the bees and taking the car on a very, very long test ride. Several years long, probably.

        Adores: 15
  28. 2009 June 16
    Kit permalink

    It sounds like a great opportunity for someone who can wield a can of RAID.

    Adores: 1
  29. 2009 June 25
    Duscany permalink

    This happened to me once. I turned on my hose and sprayed them off from 25 feet away. Any bees that came at me I shot down with the spray jet. All the bees were washed up in five minutes. What’s the problem?

    Adores: 4
  30. 2009 July 15
    Elizabeth permalink

    Why was the truck sitting so long that the bees were able to set up housekeeping?

    Adores: 3
  31. 2009 August 13
    Clarence permalink

    You all OBVIOUSLY missed the joke in this!!! LOL Come on!?

    Adores: 0
  32. 2009 August 13
    Jeff permalink

    BEADS!?!?!?!??!

    Adores: 1
    • 2009 August 13
      Sarah permalink

      BEES!!! Bzzzzz!

      (I was just glad someone else thought of Arrested Development)

      Adores: 1
  33. 2009 August 17
    Hiyame permalink

    I am terrified of bees, so this post made me do that “something is crawling on my back” dance for about ten minutes, and every time I think of that picture it makes me freak out again… I would do something entirely like screaming like a little girl and running away from that house and never returning, if this was in fact the sight that was outside of my window every day… Blech…

    Adores: 1
  34. 2009 September 9
    Tonya permalink

    If it were me, I’d just set the truck on fire and be done with it. Or call an exterminator. I suppose it would depend on my mood and whether or not I happened to have a match in my hand….

    Adores: 3
  35. 2009 September 10
    AestheticQuietus permalink

    I want to know why the bee’s are still on it months later. I mean why would bee’s suddenly start hanging around his truck, and not leave for months. O_o;

    Anyways, loving the site.

    Adores: 0
  36. 2009 September 23
    Pete permalink

    seriously, i almost want this thing for the novelty factor.

    Adores: 2
  37. 2009 October 1
    Blasmeister permalink

    I like my trucks like I like my coffee, COVERED IN BEES!

    Adores: 0
  38. 2010 April 21

    obviously these bees want to drive real bad

    Adores: 1
  39. 2010 July 16
    LurkRealClose permalink

    Obo truck for sale
    welts in my mouth from the bees
    test drive at own risk

    Adores: 1
  40. 2010 July 30

    Looks like a honey of a deal.

    Adores: 0
  41. 2010 October 13

    OMG that’s unbelievable. I guess it’s even a little bit funny :P

    Adores: 0
  42. 2013 September 10
    Some Guy permalink

    Somebody should send this truck to Nicolas Cage.

    Adores: 0
  43. 2013 November 4
    Disarray permalink

    “Sara points out that apparently bee stings cause a lack of punctuation.”
    -> I believe he’s swapped out ‘punctuation’ for ‘perforation’.

    Adores: 0
  44. 2013 November 27
    Stephen permalink

    “She’s a real honey of a truck!”

    Adores: 1
  45. 2010 October 22
    Addicted Reader permalink

    Ummm…right.

    Adores: 0
  46. 2011 September 25
    D / DM permalink

    Ack! Too many Lees!

    Adores: 1
  47. 2011 September 25
    Jen permalink

    I read it in a Hulk voice:

    Lee CASH!!!!

    *Lee goes stomping about in piles of coins*

    Adores: 1

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