We have a new winner in the really crappy parenting category: a jobs examiner blogger found this piece of work on Craigslist. A dad is advertising for an actor to take their dog for a walk, then come back and tell the kids the dog took a hike.
Straight from the Craigslist posting: My deceased aunt gave my two kids a Cocker Spaniel a few months back. The dog has been a terror and become overwhelming for me. I am a single father raising two young children. I cannot face telling the kids that the dog must go. I have found a good home for the dog, and just need someone to transport the dog, and play the villain.
Said villian will play “dog walker” hired to walk Skittles. But the actor’s real job is to transport the pooch twenty minutes to her new family then hoof it back home with only a leash in hand.
Says the dad: The story will be that Skittles broke free of the leash and took off. At this point prepare for crying, things being thrown at you, and possibly cursing. My kids are young and dramatic, their girls.
Really, he concocted this whole scheme and will throw $500 at it, and his kids are the dramatic ones? Let me sit you down for a second sweetie, because you’re putting Sarah Bernhardt to shame.
I totally get the idea that Dad doesn’t want to be a villian – especially as a single parent when you don’t have anyone to share the burden of putting your foot down. But, you’d rather your kids think their precious Skittles is out starving to death or got hit by a car than tell them some nice mommy and daddy took him in?
My parents’ story about the farm . . . . sooooooo much better. At least I thought Dutchy was romping in the cow plops. I didn’t worry my overly-dramatic “GIRL” head thinking she was flea-ridden and hungry.
Anyone wondering what it’s going to be like for these kids when Dad has to hire an actor to tell them Santa Claus crashed his sleigh on I-95 into D.C. and can’t come to their house anymore?