Sometimes when you’re bored, an amazing idea just hits you and you instantly become wealthier in the most unexpected way. It usually has to do with ghosting.
Aline Cunia, 18, a freshman at SUNY Oswego University, needed to sell a lamp. She was at her cousin, Arianna’s house earlier this week when she decided to make a Tinder account.
She specifically made an account with the name “Lamp,” age 25 and to her surprise, she received a lot of messages of men interested in purchasing the antique item.
Cunia received all sorts of inquiries regarding the lamp — some serious, some creepy, and some punny.
A match named Joseph seemed like he had some became a good candidate and almost became the lamp’s new owner. Until he ghosted Cunia.
“The closest I came was with a man who offered $120, but he wanted to meet in person,” Cunia told Mashable. “I didn’t necessarily want to do that since he only had one photo of himself and it was poor quality (usually a sign of a catfish or someone sketchy) so I declined. I gave him my Venmo and told him if he sent me a shipping address, I would send it there and guaranteed a refund if he did not receive it within 10 business days. However, I never received the money and he’s ghosted since my decline to meet in person.”
Other matches were interested in buying other furniture, and even offered her drugs in exchange, which was a big no for Cunia.
It’s a good thing that dude ghosted because days after the tweet went viral, Cunia’s godmother approached Cunia and told her to hold off on selling the lamp since it could possibly be worth up to $800 or more, because it’s brass and an antique.
And this is why you should never ghost people, or uh lamps. Another person’s lamp loss is another person’s financial gain. ¯_(ツ)_/¯