Every now and then we come across a listing that makes us look twice. Welcome to “Double Take” — where we unearthed all those unusual listings so good we just have to share.
One afternoon while photographer Craig Johnstone was harvesting wood for the handmade frames he crafts in Alberta, Canada, he began mentally weaving a story about how his car got stuck in a remote wooded area. “These little stories probably aren’t interesting to anybody else, so I thought I would “embellish” them a bit, but it would be fairly obvious that it wasn’t true,” he says. He began adding over-the-top stories to his photo and frame listings on Krrb. “As time went on, I just found myself seeing how ridiculous I could be,” he says.
The title of one listing, “8×10 Driftwood Frame” seems straightforward. But take a look inside and you’ll learn the adventure tale behind the frame. It involved a “salty, one-eyed sea-bandit” who he whacked “over the head with the very piece of wood that the frame you are looking at was made from, knocking him overboard and saving Shannon, the lovely damsel-maiden.”
See this and more of our favorite descriptions on Craig’s Krrb corner.