Friday, February 27, 2009

Selling your own kids is one thing...

...but selling somebody else's is just gauche.
Greenwell proposed selling two of the couple's children to the Romeros for $2,000, saying that her job as a truck driver made it hard to take care of the children, said Capt. Keith Dupre of the Evangeline Parrish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.

The parties allegedly negotiated a trade involving the two kids, the bird and $175.
Y'know, you'd think that a bit of foresight would show that this sort of thing isn't legal and is kinda tough to cover up. It's difficult to make a cockatoo look like a couple of rug rats, even if you squint real hard after drinking half a case of Coors Light; someone in the trailer park is bound to notice.

(Oh, and who got the $175? The one with the kids or the one with the bird? 'Cause that's a pretty good deal on a couple of toddlers, but even with the boot, the bird was a ripoff.)

11 comments:

Joseph said...

Selling you own kids is one thing...

Is that your best Larry The Cable Guy? I had to reread that a couple of times and then move on to get the joke, I guess I'm slow today.

reflectoscope said...

Wow. Umm... yeah. Could the one family not have adopted them?

Jim

the pawnbroker said...

well, the economy's tough, so the barter system is kicking in all over.

hulk hogan's kid wrecked his sports car a while back putting his buddy, a veteran of irag, into what appears to be a permanent coma. the parents are concerned of course, and have been working on a nice little settlement when the poor boy dies.

but a bit of greed took over and the dad decided to hire a hit guy to take out the old lady. money being a bit short, he put down some cash, a post-dated check, and a coupon for a free pizza. now what hit guy worth his canoles wouldn't go for that? but, the whole thing fell apart and now i guess mom will get to keep the whole dead kid prize. no word on who gets the pizza.

jtc

jtc

Matt G said...

The kids AND the cocatoo, you say?

Not a bad idea-- they're loud, keep you up night, make terrible messes in your houses, and can bite your damn fingers off. And don't even get me started on the bird!

[Rimshot]

the pawnbroker said...

forgot to include the link for the murder-for-pizza plot...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29413272/

whaaata dumbass...

jtc

Rio Arriba said...

What kinda warranty you get on used brats?

Cathode "Ray" said...

Always enjoyed the traffic sign, "WATCH FOR CHILDREN." Sounds like a good deal. Never took them up on it, you don't know what kinda kids you are gonna get for a Timex.

Anonymous said...

Ray, you live in an enlightened state. Around these parts, signs read "Slow Children." We used to take that as a comment, until we realized the teaching profession had understood it as an order.

og said...

I'm impressed to find anyone under 40 who knows what a Boot is.

Anonymous said...

og, what is this "under 40" of which you speak?

og said...

You know. Those who are at that awkward stage between four legs and three. Or between diapers and diapers.