Man Posts Absolutely Captivating Ad For Used Yoga Mat On Craigslist (Photo)
Even though there's a very good chance that he didn't write it in the first place, there is a six word story allegedly penned by Ernest Hemingway that simply reads "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn."
Nobody is arguing that Probably-Not-Hemingway's original piece isn't powerful and thought-provoking, but I honestly believe that this Craiglist ad titled "Yoga mat for sale. Used once" is an objectively superior piece of work.
It might lack the power and simplicity of the other short story, but all you have to do is read a little bit to figure out why I hold it in such high regard.
A Seattle man wrote the ad back in 2011, but I hadn't seen it and based on my research neither has most of the Internet. In the ad, the man claims to be looking for a buyer after taking exactly one hot yoga class, and his recollection of the experience answers about every question there is related to the sale.