Saturday, September 03, 2011

OF DESPERATE TIMES AND DRASTIC MEASURES

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Desperate times, it is said, call for drastic measures and selling one's own mother on ebay would be drastic by most people's standards.  That is exactly what a Sicilian seller hopes to do, though and in the advertisement, placed on 30th August, the mother in question, who apparently does not baulk at the prospect of singing a lullaby at 3 am.,  is described as "new, unused, unopened and undamaged".  The seller goes on to say that she is an excellent cook whose speciality is sweet dishes, open-minded and a good listener.The unfortunate lady also has a university degree and speaks five languages.  

"Why is she up for sale, then?" you may ask.  Well, the seller hopes to exchange her for his or her dog, a ten-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who disappeared from Castelluccio in Siracusa Province on 15th August.  Any money raised from the "mamma sale" will go towards offering a reward for the return of the dog or to ENPA [a national animal charity] in Catania.

Bidding at the moment stands at €4.50 and there is one day left to bid.

10 comments:

Patricia said...

These are the things that keep life interesting!!

jams o donnell said...

Yegods. Luckily Shirl won't be selling me - she would not reach anywhere near 4.5 Euros!

Sean Jeating said...

One ought to set priorities, that's for sure.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm kind of surprised eBay hasn't pulled the auction. I'm wondering how all this will play out.

Bev said...

Well, 5 languages? Cooks? Sings? Seems like a steal at only 4.50 euro.

Though I'd never think of selling my mother, in the sense of a joke, one will have to consider that between the two, it's the dog that won't nag, won't ask you what you ate that day, or ask when you are coming home, insist that you do homework, dishes, etc or when you are going to give her grandkids. What they have in common is that both know how to give, give, give and love, love, love.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I am glad that the proceeds from the sale of mamma are going for a worthy cause. Hmmmmmm... I think.

Liz said...

4.50? She sounds worth an awful lot more! I'm tempted to bid myself!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

There is that about it, Patricia. Hi, jams. Haha! Definitely, Sean. Hi, Betty. I'll find out later. Hi, Bev. I agree - that's what they have in common. Hi, Nick. Yes, a worthy cause... Hi, Liz. Me, too!

Ellee Seymour said...

I bet she doesn't look like the cake-baking mother in the picture!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

No idea what she looks like, Ellee.

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