Kijiji fail …

Step 1: Post ad to sell item.

Step 2: Wade through and ignore repeated lowball offers.

Step 3: Answer a million questions pertaining to the item from people that say they want to buy.

Step 4: Set up meeting time for prospective buyer.

Step 5: Have prospective buyer bail because they were never going to buy in the first place.

Step 6: Repeat.

Step 7: Rip out hair.

Arbitrary Olympic Rules

There does not seem to be a lot of consistency surrounding how many competitors from each country are allowed to compete in each event. From my perspective it should be limited to one per country, allowing for substitutions due to injury. Otherwise, you have countries inflating their medal counts, as with swimming and it’s ridiculous number of super similar events.

As an example, in table tennis, countries used to be allowed to send three competitors per country. Of course China swept all the medals for men and women. In London, they made a change to only allow for two competitors per country, and China won all the golds and silvers accordingly. A quick look at the ITTF world rankings shows that if they did not limit the number of players per country they would have not only swept the medals, but likely taken fourth place as well.

1. Ma Long CHN
2. Fan Zhendong CHN
3. Xu Xin CHN
4. Zhang Jiike CHN

If only this extended to basketball as well, allowing for three American teams. That would make the tournament incredibly exciting to field three all-star teams all trying to get the gold.