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Freecycle ad just rubbing me wrong.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahBeth9394, May 19, 2009.

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  1. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Saw this on our local freecycle today and just about fell over.


    I don't WANT a paddle, I NEED a paddle. We are having some disciplinary issues with our son and timeouts and regular spankings aren't working. He's gotten the paddle once at school so we figured if we get one it will scare him straight! (Or we'll wear it out trying!)

    This just really disturbs me. I emailed the mod and will let them decide it's appropriateness. I feel it's very inappropriate.

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    uh..yeah. Thats a really weird thing to post on freecycle... [​IMG]
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Sounds like someone is creaming out for CAS to come visit them. Hopefully, they will get some parenting lessons out of this.
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I suspect it is just another Troll, looking for entertainment.
  5. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    I'm a mod of our local free cycle. We are very particular with ads and I'm wondiering? " How did that get by them?"
  6. What rubs you wrong? The fact that its such a strange ad, or the fact that they are disciplining their child?
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    The fact that they are asking for something to beat their kid with.

  8. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Kinda an odd place to post that. Of all places I wouldnt think you would go on freecycle and say something like that.

    Correct me if Im wrong, but when you post on freecycle dont you just post what you are looking for. Not why you are looking for it?
  9. okiron

    okiron Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    That's a bit weird to ask others to provide the disciplinary device.
  10. Beating their kid in your opinion is probably very different than theirs. I dont know about you, but people worrying about other peoples kids is the reason why kids are so far gone these days. My mother used to chase us around the house with one of those paddles that had the rubber band and ball attached. And in elementary school, if we misbehaved the nun threw us over her knee in front of the entire class for a paddeling.
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