Women Are Selling Positive Pregnancy Test Results on Craigslist
What is this world coming to when people are treating one of the most wonderful announcements in a person's life as a joke?
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, several news outlets, including CNN and ABC News, are reporting the selling of positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. Unbelievable, right? It appears that in most cases the purpose is to initiate a prank, with one seller stating, “Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends? I really don’t care what you use it for.” Cost appears to range anywhere from $10 to $25, with the seller sometimes requesting the buyer to purchase the test, too.
I’m really not sure what to say here, other than people be crazy.
Who do you think is worse in this situation: the person selling “with no questions asked” (as they often state in their posting) or the person buying a test that doesn’t belong to them? The level of deceit on both sides is astounding, and the one thing I know for sure? Lying about something as serious as a pregnancy, for the sake of a cheap joke, isn’t funny in the slightest. Also, are people so hard up for cash that they would sell something like a pregnancy test for $10?
Perhaps what bothers me most about this new internet discovery is that it cheapens what can be one of the most special moments of a woman’s life: finding out she’s pregnant. Possibly the most wonderful announcement you can ever share is being treated as a joke. This topic has turned me into that person who walks around shaking their fists saying, “What is this world coming to!” And the worst part is, I don’t have an answer.
Thankfully, Craigslist has pinpointed some of the ads and flagged them for spam (ads are showing up in cities like Manhattan and Houston, and even across the pond in the UK), but new ones are still cropping up. Here’s hoping this disturbing “trend” is one with an expiration date.
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