Firewood Fail: Ridiculously Close Lawn Signs Are A Missed Connection

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(credit: George Fox)

(credit: George Fox)

By George Fox
@georgejfox

On neighboring blocks near my house there are two signs. One is asking for free firewood and another is giving it away. If there’s an app for firewood — these two need it. It’d be like the Tinder of firewood. Ha! Get it … Tinder?

My wife Jen originally saw it and told me. She said, “Talk about a missed love connection,” pointing out these two yard signs asking for and requesting wood. As I’m driving to work today I snapped a couple pictures — not sure what I would use them for.

How unfortunate is it that these two people don’t know how close they are to each other? I can see both of these signs from my driveway, but I assume they can’t see each other. The “free wood” house took a huge tree (oak?) down last fall and they’ve been slowly getting rid of the gigantic sections of wood. The last hunks have been sitting there for at least a month. I’m guessing oak is a pretty desirable firewood right?

What’s going on here? Should I intervene? I could knock on one of their doors, leave a note, move the sign closer to the main road, drop a trail of bread crumbs, make a series of arrows. I don’t know.

Leave me a comment. We could be wood matchmakers … kindling a crackling fire hookup.

George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.

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