Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's the "nearly new" part that gets me every time

So did you all hear about the German couple who got busted trying to sell their baby on Ebay? Horrible, right? I thought so too - until I read their ad. And then I laughed long and hard.

"Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller..."

As someone who's threatened to leave her baby by the side of the road with a FREE TO GOOD HOME sign I can totally see how selling your kid on Ebay could seem hilarious at 2 am. Babies are hard. Like No-Idea-How-Hard hard. I can picture these two sitting in front of the computer in the middle of the night after hours and hours of fruitless rocking and bouncing and patting and shushing but the baby is still screaming and there's nothingnothingnothing that will make him stop and letting off some steam by putting their baby up for sale. I mean maybe they were serious and deserve to have their child taken away (those Germans have no sense of humor) but mostly I just feel sorry for them.

How about it? Anybody else ever consider auctioning off their kid?


Missy said...

I usually find myself considering auction around October-November. Those are routinely ugly months around this joint.

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Woman with a Hatchet said...

Auction?! Wait, I could get money for these kids?! And here I was thinking I'd have to pay to have them hauled off!