Humor Fail

File under It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time:

Authorities in southern Germany said Saturday that they have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for one euro, the equivalent of $1.57.

Peter Hieber, a spokesman for police in the Bavarian town of Krumbach, said the baby was placed in the care of youth services in the southwestern Allgaeu region, although the child’s 23-year-old mother insisted that the ad was only a joke.

Well, I thought the listing was pretty witty:

“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,” police quoted the ad as reading

.The mom was probably sleep deprived and you don’t have to tell us Americans what kind of gaffes exhaustion can produce. We know.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mdking on May 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Good God! They took the baby? That’s horrible. It’s obviously a joke…one euro.


  2. Germans are known for having any humour at all so that is probably what baffled the police. They took away the baby to check that the humour gene was not passed on.


  3. Posted by raford on May 28, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Ha! Did you seen this one: ?

    It looks like some Canadians tried the same joke, but on Craigslist.


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